Poetry challenge: Borrow lines from your favorite poet to create a new poem.

Mary Oliver Mash-Up
Have you ever been so happy in your life?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
I, too, have known loneliness.
I also know the way the old life haunts the new. 
I do not live happily or comfortably.
I keep looking around me.
Sometimes there are no rules.
Light is an invitation to happiness.
One or two things are all you need.
Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed.
Only if there are angels in your head will you ever possibly see one. 
What blazes the trail is not necessarily pretty.
Meanwhile the world goes on. 
Excuse me, I have work to do.
I have put on my boots and opened the kitchen door and stepped out.
-Kim Johnson
Lines borrowed from these poems, in order:
Goldfinches
Summer Day
Loneliness
Benjamin, Who Came From Who Knows Where
With Thanks to the Field Sparrow
Some Questions You Might Ask
Three Things to Remember
Poppies
One or Two Things
It Was Early
The World I Live In
Skunk Cabbage
Wild Geese
I Go Down to the Shore
Farm Country

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