I can’t resist inviting you to transcribe and to respond to another of Mary Oliver’s exquisite poems, Extending the Airport Runway. Though the word “soul” is not in the poem, for me, the poem is completely about “soul”. What do you make of it?
EXTENDING THE AIRPORT RUNWAY —- Mary Oliver
The good citizens of the commission
cast their votes
for more of everything.
Very early in the morning
I go out
to the pale dunes, to look over
the empty spaces
of the wilderness.
For something is there,
something is there when nothing is there but itself,
that is not there when anything else is.
the good citizens of the commission
have never seen it,
whatever it is,
formless, yet palpable.
Very shining, very delicate.
Day 34 of a series of daily prompts for written, visual, or art journalling, or just for pondering. For more background information, see the Intro pagehttps://catcharissage.com/2014/10/29/announcing-sixty-days-of-visual-journalling-prompts/, or this post on visual journalling: https://catcharissage.com/2014/07/12/talking-about-journals/.