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Jul. 21st, 2005 | 05:18 pm
posted by: kofeekat in magic_of_words

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 your 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.
~Mary Oliver

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from: angels_heart27
date: Jul. 22nd, 2005 09:34 pm (UTC)
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WOW That was deep & so profound!!! I love that!

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from: kofeekat
date: Jul. 23rd, 2005 06:49 pm (UTC)
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It is Erin Mckeown from her cd We Will Become Like Birds

the track is called Air..

ck her out www.erinmckeown.com

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from: angels_heart27
date: Jul. 25th, 2005 03:27 am (UTC)
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Than who is ~Mary Oliver than?? :D xD

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