Wednesday, February 13, 2013

To live in this world
you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it
against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go.

Mary Oliver, closing lines to “In Blackwater Woods” from American Primitive (Little, Brown and Company, 1983)

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