After writing poems all day,
I go off to see the moon in the pines.
Far in the woods I sit down against a pine.
The moon has her porches turned to face the light,
But the deep part of her house is in the darkness.

—Robert Bly

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Eating the Honey of Words, 1999
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Copyright 1999 by Robert Bly.
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  • Robert Bly

    Robert Bly (1926-2021) is the author of over 30 poetry collections, including Like the New Moon I Will Live My Life (White Pine Press, 2015).

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