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New and Selected Poems, Vol. 1 by Mary Oliver
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Mary Oliver
“When it's over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement.

--from WHEN DEATH COMES”
Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems, Vol. 1

Mary Oliver
“Also I wanted to be able to love
And we all know how that one goes, don't we?
Slowly”
Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems, Vol. 1

Mary Oliver
“And I do not want anymore to be useful, to be docile, to lead / children out of the fields into the text / of civility, to teach them that they are (they are not) better than the grass.”
Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems, Vol. 1

Mary Oliver
“And there you are
on the shore,

fitful and thoughtful, trying
to attach them to an idea —
some news of your own life.
But the lilies

are slippery and wild—they are
devoid of meaning, they are
simply doing,
from the deepest

spurs of their being,
what they are impelled to do
every summer.
And so, dear sorrow, are you.”
Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems, Vol. 1

Mary Oliver
“Drive down any road,

take a train or an airplane
across the world, leave
your old life behind,

die and be born again~
wherever you arrive
they'll be there first,

glossy and rowdy
and indistinguishable.
The deep muscle of the world.”
Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems, Vol. 1
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