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Poem in My Pocket April 16, 2008

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So, April 17th is Poem in Your Pocket Day.  The idea is that everyone puts a poem in their pocket to share with others sometime on the 17th.  Here’s a virtual share from a Mary Oliver poem called Daisies.  There are some great environmental writers and poets and Mary Oliver is one of my faves.  Feel free to share your favorites, too– we can all benefit from having a bunch of poems in our pockets.  -Rosie  

Access the rest of the poem here.   

it is heaven itself to take what is given,
to see what is plain; what the sun lights up willingly;
for example – I think this
as I reach down, not to pick but merely to touch –
the suitability of the field for the daisies, and the
daisies for the field.