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Poetry Friday: Mysteries, Yes by Mary Oliver

Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous
      to be understood.

How grass can be nourishing in the
      mouths of the lambs.
How rivers and stones are forever
      in allegiance with gravity
            while we ourselves dream of rising.
How two hands touch and the bonds will
      never be broken.
How people come, from delight or the
      scars of damage,
to the comfort of a poem.

Let me keep my distance, always, from those
      who think they have the answers.

Let me keep company always with those who say
      "Look!" and laugh in astonishment,
      and bow their heads.

- Mysteries, Yes by Mary Oliver

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