Stand Alone Poetry

This is one of my favorite poems and I wanted to share it with you.

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Wild Geese
-Mary Oliver

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 does.
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.

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