Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My Essential Companions

Dear Mary,

For some twenty years, your poems have been my essential companions, read over and over again.  I am an Episcopal priest, and I have used them in sermons, on retreats, in teaching, and most important, for my own soul journey.  You have called me deeper into relationship with the natural world and the divine mystery, taught me to look and look again, expressed the depth of love I feel with my sweet old dog, helped me live in wonder.  You have given me courage and joy, you have challenged me to live wholeheartedly, you have made me think, you have touched my heart and imagination.  I am deeply saddened to hear of your illness; please know that you are held in my prayers.

With profound gratitude,

Liz Maxwell

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