The Journey

The Journey

by Mary Oliver

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice —
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.

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This is from one of the earliest poems that helped give me courage to be more of myself, to save the only life I could save, as the final line tells us. Mary Oliver has continued to be such an important teacher for me. Continue reading