POEMS: “I worried”…

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“I worried”…

I worried a lot.  Will the garden grow, will the rivers

flow in the right direction, will the earth turn

as it was taught, and if not how shall 

I correct it?

Was I right, was I wrong, will I be forgiven,

can I do better?

Will I ever be able to sing, even the sparrows

can do it, and I am, well, 


Is my eyesight fading or am I just imagining it,

am I going to get rheumatism,

lockjaw, dementia?

Finally I saw that worrying had come to nothing.

And gave it up.  And took my old body

and went out into the morning,

and sang.

Mary Oliver


via: http://www.beingsilentlydrawn.com/search/label/Mary%20Oliver

9 Comments Add yours

    1. Thank you dear friend! I am glad you enjoyed it! 🙂


  1. Thanks for sharing 💖🤗

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for your comment! 🙂 ❤

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    1. Thank you Margaret! Yes, I found the poem liberating, worrying does not lead to anything… 🙂

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      1. Margaret says:

        Yes, so much information out there

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  2. LindaP says:

    Love,Love,love this poem Amira!!!

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    1. Oh that’s great!!!! So happy you enjoyed it so much! 🙂 ❤


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