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I Taught Myself To Live Simply

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I taught myself to live simply and wisely,
to look at the sky and pray to God,
and to wander long before evening
to tire my superfluous worries.
When the burdocks rustle in the ravine
and the yellow-red rowanberry cluster droops
I compose happy verses
about life's decay, decay and beauty.
I come back. The fluffy cat
licks my palm, purrs so sweetly

and the fire flares bright
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Rose Marie Juan-austin 01 February 2021

Beautiful poem imbued with insight.

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Bjpafa Meragente 12 March 2020

Few simply things. Things may appear closer on the rear View mirror.

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Mahtab Bangalee 09 January 2020

I taught myself to live simply and wisely, to look at the sky and pray to God, /// self teaching is great and wise teaching

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Michele Jackman 11 April 2019

Lifted my heart up and gave me fresh breath- I am on the right track to teach people how to live simply and tire out superfluous worries- This is a great testimonial and image for self-esteeming time, like walking a potentially vicious dog locked in a cage too long and feel feeling the freedom to now answer the door and remain at peace with outside forces.

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Madhabi Banerjee 27 December 2018

very nice. well penned. thanks a lot

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Achumo 24 October 2018

What is the subject of the poem

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Ravi Kopra 19 October 2017

First stanza translated into Hindustani: kaisay main sadgi aur samaj se zindgi guzaroon asmaan ko dekhtay khuda ka naam loon aur prayshanion ki yaadain bhulany sham ko ghumnay jahoon ye main nay apnay aap hi seekha hai -tbc

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Sean North 22 June 2017

THANK YOU POEMHUNTER :) luvu im in luv with a gH0St

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Margaret O Driscoll 06 January 2016

This is simply beautiful!

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Ashek Sarker 06 January 2016

loved this poem.

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