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Welcome to the newest evolution of my website. Poetry and spoken word performance art (aka raconteuring) are an important part of my world. I’ve posted a poem that I really love right here on the Home page that I hope you enjoy too. Make sure to visit every so often; I’ll be changing what appears here as more beauty and truth show up on my radar screen. And don’t worry, past posts will be archived right here on my blog.
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Wild Geese – Mary Oliver
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 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.