Wild Geese

My intention is to post a dynamic view from time to time, a video instead of a picture, but I have realised that my subscription to WordPress doesn’t allow me to upload videos (cueck) so I have linked it to my personal YouTube channel. I will do so in every video post from now on.

I recorded this a few weeks ago in Tahodio, a place a frequently visit by walk from my house, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. If you want to watch it, click on the title of this brilliant poem by Mary Oliver:

Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

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