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At Blackwater Pond the tossed waters have
settled
after a night of rain.
I dip my cupped hands. I drink
a long time. It tastes
like stone, leaves, fire. It falls cold
into my body, waking the bones. I hear them
deep inside me, whispering
oh what is that beautiful thing
that just happened?

~ Mary Oliver

Photo credit: Stuck in Customs / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA

Photo credit: Stuck in Customs / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA

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