i go down to the shore [from mary oliver].

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I go down to the shore in the morning
and depending on the hour the waves
are rolling in or moving out,
and I say oh, I am miserable,
what shall -
what should I do? And the sea says
in its lovely voice:
Excuse me, I have work to do.

- Mary Oliver

Posted on July 31, 2014 and filed under from friends-.