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Mary Oliver

The Summer Day Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and… Continue reading Mary Oliver

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Charles Bukowski

good weather is like good women— it doesn’t always happen and when it does it doesn’t always last. — Charles Bukowski, from “Cows in Art Class,” Poems written before jumping out of an 8 story window. (Litmus : distributed by Cosmic Aeroplane; [1st ed. with correspondence edition 1975)  Originally published January 1st 1974.

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