awesome poem

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  1. To Dorothy

    by Marvin Bell
    You are not beautiful, exactly.
    You are beautiful, inexactly.
    You let a weed grow by the mulberry
    and a mulberry grow by the house.
    So close, in the personal quiet
    of a windy night, it brushes the wall
    and sweeps away the day till we sleep.

    A child said it, and it seemed true:
    "Things that are lost are all equal."
    But it isn't true. If I lost you,
    the air wouldn't move, nor the tree grow.
    Someone would pull the weed, my flower.
    The quiet wouldn't be yours. If I lost you,
    I'd have to ask the grass to let me sleep.
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