Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I Wish To Be a Hummingbird

Dear Mary,

Your poetry is the liturgy of my life.  I took myself on "The Journey" and then read it to every woman student I have ever had.  At Advent, I read "Making the House Ready for the Lord" to remind myself that a glorious hilarity is what I am waiting for.  At this moment "Lilies" graces my refrigerator door at eye level because I have fought and won, for the moment, the struggle with cancer and I wish to be hummingbird, cattle, and lily until the day I can't rise anymore.

Thank you for the gift of your words and the courage to name your "Thirst" so that I could find mine.   Be well.

Colleen Rain Austin

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