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8131(Panhala) Almost a Conversation by Mary Oliver -and- A Few Haiku by Sharon Pacione

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    Jul 5 7:05 AM
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      A Few Haiku by Sharon Pacione

      Almost a Conversation 
      by Mary Oliver
      I have not really, not yet, talked with otter
      about his life.
      He has so many teeth, he has trouble
      with vowels.
      Wherefore our understanding
      is all body expression —
      he swims like the sleekest fish,
      he dives and exhales and lifts a trail of bubbles.
      Little by little he trusts my eyes
      and my curious body sitting on the shore.
      Sometimes he comes close.
      I admire his whiskers
      and his dark fur which I would rather die than wear.
      He has no words, still what he tells about his life
      is clear.
      He does not own a computer.
      He imagines the river will last forever.
      He does not envy the dry house I live in.
      He does not wonder who or what it is that I worship.
      He wonders, morning after morning, that the river
      is so cold and fresh and alive, and still
      I don't jump in.
      ~ Mary Oliver ~
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