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“... what if the universe / is not about / us? Then what? / What / is it about / and what / about / us?”
“It is easy to be young. (Everybody is, / at first.) It is not easy / to be old. It takes time. / Youth is given; age is achieved.”
“Love is ... the bite into bread again.”
“Body my house / my horse my hound / what will I do / when you are fallen ...”
“Is there anything I can do / or has everything been done / or do / you prefer somebody else to do / it or don't / you trust me to do / it right or is it hopeless and no one can do / a thing or do / you suppose I don't / really want to do / it and am just saying that or don't / you hear me at all or what?”
“Poetry can magnify experience.”
“It's about / the ball, / the bat, / the mitt, / the bases / and the fans. / It's done / on a diamond, / and for fun. / It's about / home, and it's about run.”
May Swenson, U.S. poet