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When it's over, I want to say all my life I was a bride married to amazement. ~Mary Oliver via Justine Musk and Emilia Lahti


Mary Oliver when it's over poem

Mary Oliver when it's over poem

Discussion with Emilia Lahti and Justine Musk:

https://facebook.com/emilia.elisabeth/posts/10152751210455303

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When it's over, I want to say all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it's over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.

I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.

-- Mary Oliver

The full Mary Oliver poem is called "When Death Comes":

Mary Oliver when it's over poem when death comes Imgur Pinterest

"I don't want to end up simply having visited this world."

Mary Oliver when it's over poem

Mary Oliver when it's over poem

Mary Oliver when it's over poem wild geese you do not have to be good

Mary Oliver when it's over poem the journey quote

Mary Oliver when it's over poem what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life quote imgur

Nature ... 

You plan to do nature with your one wild and precious life?

I am not simply visiting this world – I am not planing to do nature... I am Nature ...

By definition everyone is nature. 

Do you see a lot of that definition?

Yes I do.

nature is everything

nature is everything

Given your above:

You plan to do nature with your one wild and precious life?

and

By definition everyone is nature. 

So were you asking if I "plan to do everyone?"  Meh, seemed a reasonable ambition for a certain wild age, not too long ago...

...but I'm married now and with a baby daughter: it's a life less wild, but certainly more precious...

just do it Nike little girl meme imgur

Ha! You can do anything but you cannot do everything. 

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