Every person, no matter what their wealth, is equally capable of practicing generosity.
~Thich Nhat Hanh
I thought about writing a generosity "chart poem," like I mentioned last week, but I am not sure how to rank generosities. Is forgiveness the greatest one? I could think myself into a muddle about this.
Instead I am pulling out Mary Oliver's generous Little Dog’s Rhapsody in the Night. Could there be a sweeter arrangement?
Little Dog’s Rhapsody in the Night
by Mary Oliver
He puts his cheek against mine
and makes small, expressive sounds.
And when I’m awake, or awake enough
he turns upside down, his four paws
in the air
and his eyes dark and fervent.
“Tell me you love me,” he says.
“Tell me again.”
Could there be a sweeter arrangement? Over and over
he gets to ask.
I get to tell.
Kathryn Apel has the Poetry Friday round-up. Thanks, Kat! I will be heading off on Friday to celebrate my dad's 75th birthday on Saturday. Catch you later!