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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Experience by Dorothy Kathleen May Livesay

“For your own good” they said,
And they gave me bread
Bitter and hard to swallow.
My head felt tired after it,
My heart felt hollow.

So I went away on my own road
Tasting all fruits, all breads:
And if some were bitter, others were sweet –
So I learned
How the heart is fed.

From: http://www.online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?46860-Poem-Experience-by-Dorothy-Livesay

Date: 1955

By: Dorothy Kathleen May Livesay (1909-1996)