Steadfast

Piper on a Little Mountain trail, October 12, 2013.

This morning, after I uploaded this photograph, I searched for a poem to accompany it. I am beyond thrilled to learn Mary Oliver has just published a new book of poetry, Dog Songs.  

Here is a poem from the collection:

 

How It Is with Us, and How It Is with Them

by MARY OLIVER

We become religious,
then we turn from it,
then we are in need and maybe we turn back.
We turn to making money,
then we turn to the moral life,
then we think about money again.
We meet wonderful people, but lose them
     in our busyness.
We're, as the saying goes, all over the place.
Steadfastness, it seems,
is more about dogs than about us.
One of the reasons we love them so much.

Source: The Writer's Alamanc, September 23, 2013.

ElainePiper, ChilliwackComment