Tag: Mary Oliver

  • That Last Time

    That Last Time

    I've been sitting on the porch listening to 60s hits to drown out the sound of the neighbors barking orders at each other as they build a fence. Two weeks ago, they cut down all the east facing trees that lined their driveway, sending the[..]
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  • Dare to Be Happy

    Dare to Be Happy

    In a quiet place in my kitchen hangs a chalkboard. I walk by it a gazillion times a day, going to the garage, going to get a broom, going to feed the dogs a treat. I don't read the words on the board everytime I[..]
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  • An Excellent Cricket

    An Excellent Cricket

    When I turned 50, friends & family threw a party for me in Washington, DC. One of my dear veteran friends, Redman Flegal, who never reads any of my books, even the ones that feature him, gave me an old copy of Prince of Tides.[..]
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  • Powerball & the Poet

    Powerball & the Poet

    What will you do with this one wild life of yours? the poet asked. Not spend one second of it standing in line to buy a Powerball ticket, the old woman replied. But what if you won, what would you do with it? the novice[..]
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