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The Journey by Mary Oliver

                               
                       
                               

This has always been one of my most favorite poems. Life is a journey - spellwork is a journey - the theme of Journeying can be applied to our lives in many ways over and over again. I read this poem for the first time when I was at a very low point in my life, and found it very empowering. I hope some part of it strikes a cord with each of you as well.
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                                                The Journey
                                                     ~~~~by Mary Oliver
                                               
                                                One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice—
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do—
determined to save
the only life you could save.
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