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Elaine Hutchison, one of our members, sent Victoria and me a copy of one of her favorite books: Dog Songs, a book of poems by Mary Oliver. Mary was a poet who won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for poetry. I would like to share with you one of her poems from this book:

How it is With Us,

How it is With Them

We become religious,

then we turn from it,

then we are in need and maybe turn back.

We turn to making money,

then we turn to the moral life

then we think about money again.

We meet wonderful people,

but lose them in our busyness.

We're, as the saying goes,

all over the place.

Steadfastness, it seems,

is more about dogs than about us.

One of the reasons we love them so much.

Rev. William

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Apr 12, 2022

Mary Oliver's poems are amazing! And so are dogs!

We humans have a lot to learn from them!

Thanks William and Elaine! 🙂🙂


Debbie B.
Debbie B.
Apr 11, 2022

Oh, that is wonderful! I am friends with Elaine on Facebook. We met because of compassion consortium. (online only so far). I love seeing Elaine's posts and poems shared. Hi Elaine!

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