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hello, sun in my face

Hello, you who made the morning

and spread it all over the fields

and into the faces of the tulips
and the nodding morning glories,
and into the windows of, even, the
miserable and the crotchety –

best preacher that ever was,
dear star, that just happens
to be where you are in the universe
to keep us from ever-darkness,
to ease us with warm touching,
to hold us in the great hands of light –


good morning, good morning, good morning.
Watch, now, how I start the day
in happiness, in kindness.

-mary oliver

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