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Robert Bly
Robert Bly
Robert Bly was born on December 23, 1926, in Madison, Minnesota. He...
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What Things Want

 
by Robert Bly

You have to let things
Occupy their own space.
This room is small,
But the green settee

Likes to be here.
The big marsh reeds,
Crowding out the slough,
Find the world good.

You have to let things
Be as they are.
Who knows which of us
Deserves the world more?









Copyright 2012 by Robert Bly. Used with permission of the author.
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