Poetry Friday: Going to Walden by Mary Oliver

Poetry Friday is hosted by Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect


I think that Poetry Friday is the perfect time to launch a brand new blog for the brand new phase of my life: post retirement from teaching in a classroom, and on the cusp of venturing into the life of raising sheep and fiber farming.  I look forward to this Friday gathering so much – here, we celebrate the gifts of both poetry and the friendships that a communal love of poetry nourishes.  So, it’s only fitting to use Poetry Friday as a launching spot.

I’ve shared this Mary Oliver poem before on A Teaching Life, but, since the name of this new blog originates from the message of  this particular poem, I’ll share it again.   I’ll be thinking of it, especially those last two lines, on Tuesday, when I arrive to live at the farm and begin a new life.

Going to Walden by Mary Oliver

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