mary oliver – not anyone who says

Not anyone who says, “I’m going to be
careful and smart in matters of love,”
who says, “I’m going to choose slowly,”
but only those lovers who didn’t choose at all
but were, as it were, chosen
by something invisible and powerful and uncontrollable
and beautiful and possibly even
unsuitable —
only those know what I’m talking about
in this talking about love.

___
From Felicity (Penguin Press, 2015).

One thought on “mary oliver – not anyone who says

  1. Good way of describing, and nice post to get facts on the
    topic of my presentation focus, which i am going to present in college.

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