Self Portrait

I wish I was twenty and in love with life

and still full of beans.

Onward old legs!

There are the  long, pale dunes, on the other side

the roses are blooming and finding their labor

no adversity to the spirit.

Upward, old legs! There are the roses, and there is the sea

shining like a song, like a body

I want to touch.

though Im not twenty

and won’t be again but ah! seventy. And still

in love with life. And still

full of beans. –

Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver

Author: DrRachel

Rachel Magnell, Ph.D. is studied in Counseling Psychology, Neuroscience, Jungian Depth Psychology, Hypnosis, Yoga Philosophy and Meditation.

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