6 Jul
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In Some Lovely Wild Place

tumblr_m3tsw8EmB51qz6yd1o1_1280A Lesson from James Wright
by Mary Oliver

If James Wright
could put in his book of poems

a blank page

dedicated to “the Horse David
Who Ate One of My Poems,” I am ready
to follow him along

the sweet path he cut
through the dryness
and suggest that you sit now

very quietly
in some lovely wild place, and listen
to the silence

And I say that this, too,
is a poem.

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