Today Vincent Van Gogh tells me, "If one truly loves nature, one finds beauty everywhere." And I'm reminded of a conversation at last night's book club gathering. We're reading Devotions, the Selected Poems of Mary Oliver. The poet herself chose the poems from writings that span more than fifty years. The book is over 400 pages long and we read about 80 pages each month. When we gather each woman reads aloud her favorite and then we discuss it.
Last evening someone chose "Invitation" in which Oliver writes about goldfinches who have gathered to sing