— Anna Kamieńska, from “Astonishments: Selected Poems of Anna Kamieńska" (Paraclete Press, 2008)
There are things you can’t reach. But
You can reach out to them, and all day long.
The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of god.
And it can keep you busy as anything else, and happier.
I look; morning to night I am never done with looking.
Looking I mean not just standing around, but standing around
As though with your arms open.
— Mary Oliver (via artpropelled)