I want to write something
so simply
about love
or about pain
that even
as you are reading
you feel it
and as you read
you keep feeling it
and though it be my story
it will be common,
though it be singular
it will be known to you
so that by the end
you will think—
no, you will realize—
that it was all the while
yourself arranging the words,
that it was all the time
words that you yourself,
out of your heart
had been saying.

Mary OliverI Want to Write Something So Simply

Posted on April 11th, 2013 with 1,045 notes
Filed under litquotepoetrymary oliver


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