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Fires For The Cold

I love Mary Oliver’s poetry. It says so much on an essential level of who we are as humans. This stanza reminded me of the old Bee Gees song and the line about “Words are all I have to take your heart away.” Thank you Coco for the original post.

Coco J. Ginger Says

Mary Oliver
“For poems are not words,
after all,
but fires for the cold,
ropes let down to the lost,
something as necessary
as bread
in the pockets of the hungry.”
— Mary Oliver

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

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  1. Thank you, Ivon and Coco for the eloquent reminders.
    Russ

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