simply loving | olive june

simply loving

"on winter's margin"

on winter's margin, see the small birds now
with half-forged memories come flocking home
to gardens famous for their charity. 
the green globe's broken; vines like tangled veins
hang at the entrance to the silent wood. 

with half a loaf, i am the prince of crumbs;
by time snow's down, the birds amassed will sing
like children for their sire to walk abroad!
but what i love, the gray stubborn hawk
who floats alone beyond the frozen vines;
and what i dream of are the patient deer
who stand on legs like reeds and drink the wind;-

they are what saves the world: who choose to grow
thin to a starting point beyond this squalor.
-mary oliver
simply loving | 

+ going to the movies solo... last week i saw lady bird and i am hoping to go to wonder soon (loved lady bird and the book, wonder, was so sweet...)
+  all of this. i had a baby a few months ago but i am still not normal | (does anyone else often feel like our american society puts so much pressure on us to bounce back extremely quickly after childbirth?)  
+ jade nail polish
+ smoothies, oranges, juices 
+ eucalyptus and nightly baths (i have been melting into the tub) 
+ the best thing my mom did as a parent | cup of jo (i really want to be like this.)
what are you simply loving? 
i hope you have the best weekend
we will be celebrating parks' second birthday 
follow along on insta for the fun!
(how is he turning two on monday, 1.15?)
always my baby boy + i am so proud of him

1 comment:

  1. "On Winter's Margin" is such a pretty poem, and I've never heard it before. Thank you for sharing it!