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Bringing a daughter back from the brink with poems

A beautiful article about how a Mom put poems in her daughter’s shoes when she was going through a period of despair:

Before she went to school in the morning, I wanted her to read the poem “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver that talks about not having to be good and not having to walk on your knees for miles, repenting. As Ms. Oliver writes, “You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.”