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Sea Cape Cod by Michael Mosier

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March 7, 2010


Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:03 am

Greetings from Cape Cod and the Islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard!  The sun was out in full force this morning, as the sun did rise once again, on time, and the snow that still lingers in the cold winter air keeps my boat afloat with the promise of Spring to come…  I thought on this Sunday morning, I would offer yet another prayer, of sorts, from a talented, nay, brilliant artist named Mary Oliver, who had the courage to write a book about her love for Cape Cod and, perhaps, more importantly, offer us all some LOVE in an otherwise dishonest and cynical world–no judgement here, only the gift of poems written in kindness and in LOVE… the title is..    “The Marsh Hawk”…

The marsh hawk


as other hawks do,

work his wings

like soft hinges to make progress over the morning marsh,

but merely, or so it seems, lays his breast upon the air

and the air, if understanding,

floats him along

with his wings open, and raised, just a little

beyond the horizontal–in thanks, perhaps,

to the greater crystal carrier

of leaves and clouds–

of everything.

And even though his shadow

follows exactly

his tilt and flow, and even though

he must know that hunger will win,

he doesn’t hurry,

but floats in wide circles

as he gazes

into the marshes below

his hard beak

and the hooks of his feet, as though

wanting something

more lasting than meat.

At noon he’s still there

above the brambles, the grass, the flat water,

where, in their most almost stately disengagement,

the incredible dampness and darkness


May you, and I mean everyone, have a blessed Sunday morning and week ahead. Peace~ M

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