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Lisa Milton

perfect - thank you


What a lovely poem. I owe you a great debt, Wes, for introducing me to Mary Oliver. And wonderful photographs, too. Looking at the picture of Owen, I am reminded of the last line of this poem "to be filled with light, and to shine."


Beth, You took note of the very reason I included that photograph. How perceptive.


I haven't read anything by Mary Oliver in a long time. Thanks for reminding me of her - she's a super poet.

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