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Poesia e Fotografia, con Amore

Posted by
Jaya (Trieste, Italy) on 22 May 2019 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Wild Geese

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 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.

from Dream Work by Mary Oliver
published by Atlantic Monthly Press
© Mary Oliver

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Those beautiful words add to the image and the picture within. Lovely presentation.

22 May 2019 6:05am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Good inspiration to buy a book.

22 May 2019 9:39am

STEED from D, France

Un Superbe bouquin,j'Imagine ...Merci pour la référence,Maurizio ....

22 May 2019 1:20pm

@STEED: ces deux femmes se sont aimées pendant 40 ans :-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Such a lovely poem and photo.

23 May 2019 1:58am

Tomix from landerneau, France

interesting !

23 May 2019 8:30am