Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Quotation

"When it is over, I want to say: All my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it's over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument. 

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world."

From the poem "When Death Comes" by Mary Oliver


  1. It's one of my favourite poems, I have read these lines over and over again, when I have been down and they just pull me up and push me on again.

    I don't want to end p simply having visited this world - I read this and I pick myself up and I move on :)

  2. Thank you, Victoria! A wonderful quote!

  3. Thank you, Victoria! A wonderful quote!

  4. Kyra, that's how I feel about it, too.

    Vicki, I'm glad you liked it!


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