What We Want (in a Poem) by Mary Oliver

 

In a poem
people want
something fancy,

but even more
they want something
inexplicable
made plain,

easy to swallow-
not unlike a suddenly
harmonic passage

in an otherwise
difficult and sometimes dissonant
symphony-

even if it is only
for the moment
of hearing it.

from Blue Horses,

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