Special Announcement Re: The Writer’s Almanac (Good News!)

A quick post to share the great news with everyone.

The Writer’s Almanac archive is now back on-line!

Please share the word.

I received this note via email earlier today.

Happy Poetry Month, indeed. Thank you, Minnesota Public Radio and Mr. Keillor.

(Edited to add website link: https://www.writersalmanac.org )

“What Gorgeous Thing” by Mary Oliver

I do not know what gorgeous thing
the bluebird keeps saying,
his voice easing out of his throat,
beak, body into the pink air
of the early morning. I like it
whatever it is. Sometimes
it seems the only thing in the world
that is without dark thoughts.
Sometimes it seems the only thing
in the world that is without
questions that can’t and probably
never will be answered, the
only thing that is entirely content
with the pink, then clear white
morning and, gratefully, says so.


from Blue Horses
Copyright 2014 by Penguin Press


Listen to Garrison Keillor read Oliver’s poem (via The Writer’s Almanac): poem starts at apx. 3:56



This week of Words is being hosted by poet Brian Dean Powers. We hope you enjoy his selections. Brian shares his poetry at The Body’s Heated Speech. I hope you will stop by to say hello. Thank you, Brian, for your support and for the beautiful Words. ~ Christy