Fin and feather, flesh, blood and bone:
the earth calls its creatures to leave the familiar,
turn again into the unknown;
to move steadily and continuously and at great risk toward an invisible goal,
expending great energy with the possibility of failure…
~ Marianne Worcester
Now I am revealing new things to you,
things hidden and unknown to you,
created just now, this very moment.
Of these things you have heard nothing until now so that you cannot say,
Oh yes, I knew this.
Meanwhile, the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
Are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
The world offers itself to your imagination,
Calls you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
Over and over and out seeing your place
In the family of things.
Wild Geese, Mary Oliver
Evensong: Migration, Journey into the Unknown
Wednesday, October 17 7:15 PM