GUESTBOOK 152 (2015): “Wild Geese” (by Mary Oliver)

You do not have to be good

You do not have to walk on your knees

for 100 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 you like the wild geese, harsh and

exciting,

over and over announcing your place

in the family of things

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