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Feb 27, 2021

"The witchery of living

is my whole conversation

with you, my darlings.

All I can tell you is what I know." --Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver & The Witchery of Living

"Will the hungry ox stand in the field and not eat

of the sweet grass?

Will the owl bite off its own wings?

Will the lark forget to lift its body in the air or

forget to sing?

Will the rivers run upstream?



Behold, I say -- behold

the reliability and the finery and the teachings

of this gritty earth gift."



So begins this poem from Mary Oliver. It is a poem that bristles with imperatives, pointblank inquiries and penetrating insight. It is a poem large of heart and long of stride, that whisks the reader right into the enchanted thicket that is,'the witchery of living.' Read it here.

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