The Ponds, by Mary Oliver

Original Date: Dec 14, 2015

“Still, what I want in my life

is to be willing

to be dazzled-

to cast aside the weight of facts


And maybe even

to float a little

above this difficult world.

I want to believe I am looking


into the white fire of a great mystery.

I want to believe that the imperfections

are nothing-

that the light is everything…”

~Mary Oliver, “The Ponds”

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