A Poem: Living Simply

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In honor of National Poem in Your Pocket Day — April 30, 2015

“I am happy living simply”
By Marina Tsvetaeva

I am happy living simply:
like a clock, or a calendar.
Worldly pilgrim, thin,
wise—as any creature. To know

the spirit is my beloved. To come to
things—swift
as a ray of light, or a look.
To live as I write: spare—the way
God asks me—and friends do not.

1919
From: Poetry (March 2012)

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