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Once Again We Consider the Greatness of Mary Oliver

It is said as you spend your days

so you’ve spent a life.

So what shall it be?

Pennies tossed at trifles

or sums invested in what matters?

The book you planned to write

pile of paintings

trip to France

sonatas of Beethoven

garden overflowing

wrongs put right

catalog of birds

anatomy of stars

children nourished

loves cherished

problems solved.

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?”

2 thoughts on “Once Again We Consider the Greatness of Mary Oliver

  1. Oh my gosh!! Sorry to gush…but I love your writing and all things Mary Oliver! And I’ve always thought that question is so fantastic!! Welcome back KayFoley!

  2. THANKS, Shari!! Gushing is always welcome!

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