I love the imagery of the poem “What Can I Say” by Mary Oliver from her book “Swan: Poems and Prose Poems.” The songs of nature are always there but we often don’t hear them. Don’t forget to get away and get into nature and hear its song.
What Can I Say
by Mary Oliver
What can I say that I have not said before?
So I’ll say it again.
The leaf has a song in it.
Stone is the face of patience.
Inside the river there is an unfinishable story
and you are somewhere in it
and it will never end until all ends.
Take your busy heart to the art museum and the
chamber of commerce
but take it also to the forest.
The song you heard singing in the leaf when you
were a child
is singing still.
I am of years lived, so far, seventy-four,
and the leaf is singing still.