Listening To Mary Oliver Read At Blackwater Pond

Her poem is a prayer.
A hymn of spoken wisdom.
The images confident and clear
and the water of her pond
flows through the room.
I’d like to say the words settle in me

but that would not be true.
There has been an explosion.
Fire, blood, fiesta.
Everything gets up to dance.

~ Leanne McIntosh

Leanne McIntosh is a Nanaimo, BC poet with two books of poetry published by Oolichan Books. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and chapbooks. She is currently working on a third manuscript titled, The Habit of Being.

Leave a Reply