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Not a contest but a doorway

June 24, 2015

I found this today in a “Common Prayer” office that I use. It’s a poem by Mary Oliver

 

“Praying”

 

It doesn’t have to be

the blue iris, it could be

weeds in a vacant lot, or a few

small stones; just

pay attention, then patch

a few words together and don’t try

to make them elaborate, this isn’t

a contest but the doorway

into thanks, and a silence in which

another voice may speak.

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