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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 taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

2 responses »

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

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