St Valentine's Day

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St Valentine's Day

In Praise of Craziness, of a Certain Kind

On cold evenings,

my grandmother,

with ownership of half her mind --

the other half having flown back to Bohemia --

 

spread newspapers over the porch floor

so, she said, the garden ants could crawl beneath,

as under a blanket, and keep warm,

 

and what shall I wish for, for myself,

but, being so struck by lightning of years,

to be like her with what is left, that loving.

 

Mary Oliver

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Re: St Valentine's Day

Thanks Mallard

I love Mary Oliver's poetry

V

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