I think rainy Sundays at the end of October are best for….making quiche with all the eggs that are piling up, whipping up some tasty pate with all the chicken livers we saved while processing our meat birds, and poetry. Oh, and several cups of hot tea! ( The chicken liver pate recipe is from the Silver Palate Good Times cookbook).
Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous
to be understood.
How grass can be nourishing in the
mouths of the lambs.
How rivers and stones are forever
in allegiance with gravity,
while we ourselves dream of rising.
How two hands touch and the bonds
will never be broken.
How people come, from delight or the
scars of damage,
to the comfort of a poem.
Let me keep my distance, always, from those
who think they have the answers.
Let me keep company always with those who say
“Look!” and laugh in astonishment,
and bow their heads.
– Mary Oliver