‘the old poets of china’, by mary oliver

dsc08701Wherever I am, the world comes after me.

dsc08708 dsc08709It offers me its busyness. It does not believe

dsc08716dsc08717that I do not want it. Now I understand

dsc08702why the old poets of China went so far and high

dsc08718into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.

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~ ‘The Old Poets of China’, by Mary Oliver

 

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