Bill Grace


:) The Daily Doggerel - Reading Mary Oliver - Poem by Bill Grace

Every evening I try to read her
five poems by Mary Oliver
five poems - no more - no less.

They free me to be still
they help me to be quiet
I - for five poems - do not apologize
to the world for who I am
that I exist
that I write bad poetry.

They give me strength
with which I go after reading
and help clean the cat box.

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Topic(s) of this poem: poetry


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 19, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, April 10, 2015


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