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    On Apr 21, 2011 Pavi wrote:

     Nye is a magician-poet. She turns words into wisdom. Gentle and sharp at the same time.

    The first time I stumbled across this poem it prompted me to scribble this one:

    Before you know gratitude really is
    You must accumulate things, yes
    Feel your possessions pile up in a moment
    Like feather mattresses for a princess.
    Walking, what you clutch in your hands
    What you heave onto your back must
    Grow unbearably heavy
    Turning your footsteps towards

    That place where thankfulness 
    Becomes necessity and all
    Burdens turn into butterflies
    Rising in colorful clouds
    From your shoulders.
    in gratitude :)

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