from Douglas Moore’s Art of Quotation
“When Death Comes”
When it’s over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.
I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.
Mary Oliver, 1935-2018, poet, Pulitzer Prize
3 thoughts on “In Memory: “When it’s over.. I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.””
Yeah.absolutely truth having the touch of pain.most lovely lines,dear!!
Glad you think so.