12 – #Poesia – Mary Oliver – “Gansos Selvagens”


You do not have
to be good. You do not have to walk
on your knees For a hundred miles
through the desert, repenting. You only have to let
the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours,
and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile
the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun
and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving
across the landscapes, over the prairies
and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile
the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again. Whoever you are,
no matter how lonely, the world offers itself
to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese,
harsh and exciting over and over
announcing your place in the family of things. Voice over
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