word balms

Apply gently. Best taken with a cup of warm tea.

Love Calls Us to the Things of This World by Richard Wilbur

Outside the open window / The morning air is all awash with angels.

“Hope” is the thing with feathers – (314) by Emily Dickinson

I’ve heard it in the chillest land – / And on the strangest sea – 

The Self and the Mulberry by Marvin Bell

I wanted to see the self, so I looked at the mulberry.

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

You only have to let the soft animal of your body / love what it loves.

Questions of Travel by Elizabeth Bishop

Should we have stayed at home and thought of here?

The Little Girl by the Fence at School by William Stafford (second one)

A girl said, “Forever?” / And the grass. “Yes. Forever.”