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Notice What This Poem Is Not Doing – William Stafford

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The light along the hills in the morning comes down slowly, naming the trees white, then coasting the ground for stones to nominate.

Notice what this poem is not doing.

A house, a house, a barn, the old quarry, where the river shrugs, how much of this place is yours?

Notice what this poem is not doing.

Every person gone has taken a stone to hold, and catch the sun.

The carving says, β€œNot here, but called away.”

Notice what this poem is not doing.

The sun, the earth, the sky, all wait.

The crowns and redbirds talk.

The light along the hills has come, has found you.

Notice what this poem has not done.

~ Notice What This Poem Is Not Doing – William Stafford

Waiting for Lady Mary

By Wisdom Kindness

Life is like a bunch of roses. Some sparkle like raindrops. Some fade when there's no sun. Some just fade away in time. Some dance in many colors. Some drop with hanging wings. Some make you fall in love. The beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Life you can be sure of, you will not get out ALIVE.(sorry about that)

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