A cold, rainy and windy day
Feels like it could snow.
On a recent trip to the big city
I stopped in the upscale bake shop
bought my special bread
and noticed their soup for the day
potato with an addition of turnips and mushrooms.
Now I do not usually like any soup but my own
but ordered a cup - it came with a crusty piece of bread.
Oh, it was so good.
So, today at noon I made my potato soup,
was able to find 4 small turnips in the garden
had fresh mushrooms on hand
I made my soup a little different.
It was good.....
~~~~~On cold evenings
with ownership of half her mind...
the other half having flown back to Bohemia..
spread newspapers over the porch floor
so, she said, the garden ants could crawl beneath,
as under a blanket, and keep warm,
and what shall I wish for, for myself,
but, being so struck by the lightning of year,
to be like her with what is left, that loving.
~~In Praise Of Craziness, Of A Certain Kind~~ Mary Oliver