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“I am doing something I learned early to do, I am / paying attention to small beauties, / whatever I have — as if it were our duty / to find things to love, to bind ourselves to this world.”
“A week after my father died / suddenly I understood / his fondness for me was safe — nothing / could touch it. ... I suddenly thought, with amazement, he will always / love me now, and I laughed — he was dead, dead!”
“I think, to a poet, the human community is like the community of birds to a bird, singing to each other. Love is one of the reasons we are singing to one another, love of language itself, love of sound, love of singing itself, and love of the other birds.”
Sharon Olds, U.S. poet, Pulitzer Prize winner