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For Tom Shaw, SSJE (1945-2014)

November 2, 2015

felicityWhere has this cold come from?
“It comes from the death of your friend.”

Will I always, from now on, be this cold?
“No, it will diminish. But always
     it will be with you.”

What is the reason for it?
“Wasn’t your friendship always as beautiful
     as a flame?”

– Mary Oliver


Source: Mary Oliver, Felicity: Poems (New York: Penguin, 2015), 35.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Lindsay Kryzak permalink
    November 2, 2015 00:19

    Who is Tom shaw?

    • November 2, 2015 10:13

      He was Bishop of Massachusetts from 1995 until his death.

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