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Mary Oliver

and the heart, if it is still alive,

feels something—
a yearning
for which we have no name

but which we may remember,
years later,
in the darkness,

— Mary Oliver, from “A Fox in the Dark,” Swan: Poems and Prose Poems (Beacon Press, 2010)

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