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Mary Oliver

And then I feel the sun itself
as it blazes over the hills,
like a million flowers on fire —
clearly I’m not needed,
yet I feel myself turning
into something of inexplicable value.

— Mary Oliver, ”The Buddha’s Last Instruction,” House of Light. (Beacon Press; Later Printing edition April 8, 1992) Originally published 1990.

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