Mary Oliver’s poetry first inspired me during my college years. The two poems below were influenced in structure and title by Oliver’s poem “Rain.” They are included in The Last Time We Were Children: The Tenth Anniversary Edition.
Ten Rainy Day Motivators Forget the make-up and let the humidity curl your hair. Carry an umbrella on your morning walk. Let the kids sleep. Deep clean the main rooms. Enjoy a mid-afternoon treat at a coffee shop. Finish a book, then start a new one. Buy some outside plants […]
…for Saturdays and… sleeping until 8:30 a comfy-sweatshirt-no makeup-ponytail day a husband who thinks I am cute in a comfy sweatshirt, no makeup, and a ponytail on-hold library books for school Northern Light Dark Chocolate Mocha from Caribou Coffee a new cotton blanket to reduce nightly hot flashes payday groceries […]