Mary Oliver Poet

“Even now” by Mary Oliver in The Leaf and the Cloud

even now

I remember something

The way a flower 

In a jar of water

Remembers its life

in the perfect garden

the way a flower

in a jar of water

remembers its life 

as a closed seed

the way a flower

in a jar of water

steadies itself 

remembering itself

long ago

the plunging roots

the gravel the ain

the glossy stem

the wings of the leaves

the swords of the leaves

rising and clashing

for the rose of the sun

the salt of the stars 

the crown of the wind

the beds of the clouds

the blue dream

the unbreakable circle.