"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? So ends Mary Oliver's poem "The Summer Day" in which she observes a grasshopper and contemplates how to spend a summer's day. "Tell me, what else should I have done? Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?"


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