so, what poem has made the top of your head feel like it's been taken off lately?
@frameacloud Ah, wish I could say that any had! What about you?
I forget if it felt like that, but I have felt my worldview has been profoundly changed by Mary Oliver's "Wild Geese," when I spent some time with it after an excerpt of it was circulating here. It was some healing that I needed. I copied it into my commonplace book where I keep healing things like that.
And this tiny little text post criticizing a common problem in psychiatry may not have been intended as a poem, but I felt it like one:
And even the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It may as well be a heartbreakingly utopian poem. It made me realize how much mercy was missing from a lot of sacred texts.
@frameacloud Oh, a commonplace book! That's a really neat idea.
The Mary Oliver poem reminded me of a poem I'd read maybe a decade ago, about a hawk. It doesn't seem to be any of the famous poems about hawks I can find by searching, though.
But I did find these writings, and they are quite powerful.
@frameacloud read it long ago, but Michiko Dead by jack gilbert is such a good description of grief.
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