Foolishness

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Work in Progress by Drea

Work in Progress by Drea

Pursue
By Drea

Pursue
unrealistic expectations.

Laugh
happy to be.

Passion
bloom with time.

Foolishness? No It’s Not
By Mary Oliver

Sometimes I spend all day trying to count
the leaves on a single tree. To do this I
have to climb branch by branch and
write down the numbers in a little book.
So I suppose, from their point of view,
it’s reasonable that my friends say: what
foolishness! She’s got her head in the clouds
again.

But it’s not. Of course I have to give up,
but by then I’m half crazy with the wonder
of it – with abundance of the leaves, the
quietness of the branches, the hopelessness
of my effort. And I am in that delicious
and important place, roaring with laughter,
full of earth-praise.

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