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The Buddha at Work - "More Dharma Poetry from Mary Oliver"

Thanks to the New York Times for introducing me to this one, another great by the great Mary Oliver, published on Sunday, 11/7, under "Poems for Fall."

Lines Written in the Days of Growing Darkness

Every year we have been
witness to it: how the
world descends
into a rich mash, in order that
it may resume.
And therefore
who would cry out

to the petals on the ground
to stay,
knowing, as we must,
how the vivacity of what was is married

to the vitality of what will be?
I don’t say
it’s easy, but
what else will do

if the love one claims to have for the world
be true?
So let us go on

though the sun be swinging east,
and the ponds be cold and black,
and the sweets of the year be doomed.

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