A portion of Mary Oliver’s poem entitled ‘Mindful’ was showcased by these panels which were silk screened by the Tacoma company ‘Slide Sideways.’ Slide Sideways is the creative studio of husband and wife duo Scott & Jacqui Scoggin. They collaborated with d4collective to honor two of our chosen poets and showcased their own creative style.
Every day I see or hear something that more or less kills me with delight, that leaves me like a needle in the haystack of light. It was what I was born for - to look, to listen, to lose myself inside this soft world - to instruct myself over and over in joy, and acclamation. Nor am I talking about the exceptional, the fearful, the dreadful, the very extravagant - but of the ordinary, the common, the very drab, the daily presentations. Oh, good scholar, I say to myself, how can you help but grow wise with such teachings as these - the untrimmable light of the world, the ocean's shine, the prayers that are made out of grass?
I enjoyed hearing a guest say, “Thank you for featuring Mary Oliver’s writing in your garden. She’s a national treasure!”