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Marvel 2012 by Drea Step back to see the sensational differences in life's situations.  http://dreajensengallery.artistwebsites.com/featured/marvel-2012-drea-jensen.html

Marvel 2012 by Drea
Step back to see the sensational differences in life’s situations.
http://dreajensengallery.artistwebsites.com/featured/marvel-2012-drea-jensen.html

I will try
By Mary Oliver

I will try.
I will step from the house to see what I see
and hear and I will praise it.
I did not come into this world
to be comforted.
I come, like red bird, to sing.
But I’m not red bird, with his head-mop of flame
and the red triangle of his mouth
full of tongue and whistles,
but a woman whose love has vanished
who thinks now, too much, of roots
and the dark places
where everything is simply holding on.
But this too, I believe, is a place
where God is keeping watch
until we rise, and step forth again and–
but wait. Be still. Listen!
Is it red bird? Or something
inside myself, singing?

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