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Diane
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William Stafford

Postby Diane » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:41 am

Ask Me

by William Stafford

Some time when the river is ice ask me
mistakes I have made. Ask me whether
what I have done is my life. Others
have come in their slow way into
my thought, and some have tried to help
or to hurt: ask me what difference
their strongest love or hate has made.

I will listen to what you say.
You and I can turn and look
at the silent river and wait. We know
the current is there, hidden; and there
are comings and goings from miles away
that hold the stillness exactly before us.
What the river says, that is what I say.
lonndubh
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Re: William Stafford

Postby lonndubh » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:56 pm

Beautiful poem Diane.thank you
You may like this accompaniment
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBEqTW4SwMU

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