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Poetry Friday: If I Were by Mary Oliver

September 11th, 2015 (07:41 am)
grateful

Current Mood: grateful
Current Song: The Authority Song by Jimmy Eat World

There are lots of ways to dance and
to spin, sometimes it just starts my
feet first then my entire body, I am
spinning no one can see it but it is
happening. I am so glad to be alive,
I am so glad to be loving and loved.
Even if I were close to the finish,
even if I were at my final breath, I
would be here to take a stand, bereft
of such astonishments, but for them.

- If I Were by Mary Oliver

I found this poem thanks to the fabulous Courtney Sheinmel.

Related Posts at Bildungsroman:
Next Time by Mary Oliver
How I Go to the Woods by Mary Oliver
The Uses of Sorrow by Mary Oliver
Starlings in Winter by Mary Oliver
I Want to Write Something So Simply by Mary Oliver

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Comments

Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: September 12th, 2015 01:29 pm (UTC)

What a fabulous affirmation with which to start my day! Thanks! Blessings and peace to you!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: September 12th, 2015 04:02 pm (UTC)

Good morning! :)

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