Casting Aside The Weight of Facts

photo by Dennis Bayer

Still, what I want in my life

is to be willing

to be dazzled-

to cast aside the weight of facts

and maybe even

To float a little

above this difficult world.

I want to believe I am looking

Into the white fire of a great mystery.

I want to believe that the imperfections are nothing-

that the light is everything- that it is more than the sum

of each flawed blossom rising and fading. And I do.

- Mary Oliver, from The Ponds