24 May 2017 @ 07:16 am
For anyone who needs it today  
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
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 to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting --
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

~ Mary Oliver
 
 
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lexstar29[personal profile] lexstar29 on May 24th, 2017 02:00 pm (UTC)
That's utterly beautiful. ❤️
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sheafrotherdon[personal profile] sheafrotherdon on May 24th, 2017 08:45 pm (UTC)
I love it a lot :D
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kass[personal profile] kass on May 24th, 2017 03:05 pm (UTC)
I love this poem so much. It's tacked up on the cork board over my desk at this office where I am working today.
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sheafrotherdon[personal profile] sheafrotherdon on May 24th, 2017 08:45 pm (UTC)
It's so lovely!
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here's luck: book[personal profile] heresluck on May 24th, 2017 04:15 pm (UTC)
♥ ♥ ♥
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sheafrotherdon[personal profile] sheafrotherdon on May 24th, 2017 08:46 pm (UTC)
♥ x billionty
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princessofgeeks[personal profile] princessofgeeks on May 24th, 2017 05:24 pm (UTC)
I love this poem. Thank you.
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sheafrotherdon[personal profile] sheafrotherdon on May 24th, 2017 08:46 pm (UTC)
Yay!
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