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"The Other Kingdoms", by Mary Oliver

Just opened randomly her book "Devotions". Look what I found on page 93.

The Other Kingdoms

by Mary Oliver

Consider the other kingdoms. The

trees, for example, with their mellow-sounding

titles: oak, aspen, willow.

Or the snow, for which the peoples of the north

have dozens of words to describe its

different arrivals. Or the creatures, with their

thick fur, their shy and wordless gaze. Their

infallible sense of what their lives

are meant to be. Thus the world

grows rich, grows wild, and you too,

grow rich, grow sweetly wild, as you too

were born to be.

From "Devotions, The Selected Poems Of Mary Oliver", Penguin Press, 2017

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