by Mary Oliver
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Man and the Natural World Quotes
Mostly, though, it smelled of milk, and the patience of animals; thegive-offs of the body were still in the air, a vague ammonia, not unpleasant. (2.8-9)
Nothing lasts.There is a graveyard where everything I am talking about is,now. (3.1-3)
Yet the moth has trim, and feistiness, and not a drop of self-pity. (4.7-8)
Literature and Writing Quotes
Welcome to the silly, comforting poem. (1.1)