I HELD MY BREATH...

(This portion of the poem snuck into my heart.)
  1. I held my breath
  2. as we do
  3. sometimes
  4. to stop time
  5. when something wonderful
  6. has touched us
  7. as with a match,
  8. which is lit, and bright,
  9. but does not hurt
  10. in the common way,
  11. but delightfully,
  12. as if delight
  13. were the most serious thing
  14. you ever felt.
  15. ~ Mary Oliver
  16. "Snow Geese"