mysteries, yes

Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous
  to be understood.

How grass can be nourishing in the

  mouths of the lambs.
How rivers and stones are forever
  in allegiance with gravity
    while we ourselves dream of rising.
How two hands touch and the bonds will
  never be broken.
How people come, from delight or the
  scars of damage,
to the comfort of a poem.

Let me keep my distance, always, from those

  who think they have the answers.

Let me keep company always with those who say

  "Look!" and laugh in astonishment,
  and bow their heads.

—Mary Oliver

photo by Michael Kolster

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