Saturday, February 14, 2009

Winter Colors 9

After all my talk this week about Valentine reds, I received today a copy of Mary Oliver's recent collection of poems and essays entitled The Truro Bear and Other Adventures. The dust jacket is clearly not the fire-engine red of most store-bought hearts; on the other hand, a peek under the jacket reveals what I have to confess are Valentine-red cover boards with a brown cloth spine.

I am grateful to the universe for making sure that Mary Oliver came to me today, whatever the red of the cover I saw and handled as I settled down tonight to read. Settled down -- once again.

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