Tag Archives: Mary Oliver

As If I Were a Flower

  As if I were a flower In the garden of a convent Growing So slowly   Who watches from the window Of this vacancy Who moves by me To the old stone seat   As if I were a … Continue reading

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Phoenix Terminal

Some awful creature Wriggles in the salt And fights death   I try to shut my eyes And remember my own hot breath   The desert dries a quick rain Before our toes are wet We burn our soles again … Continue reading

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This Kind of Sadness

This kind of sadness Doesn’t know how Or why It’s too soft to carry Too hard to cry   I’ve been waiting here As if it’s somebody’s fault Maybe I can find some tears To wash away this salt   … Continue reading

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We Could Name the Birds

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Calliope’s Cry

All the gods have gone to bed Where the oceans wept And bled for centuries Alone   Man has risen to its feet Shook its fist And seen the centuries repeat   Yet it remains Alone With different names And … Continue reading

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Opening Our Wings

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From Different Lands

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