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[Poetry Friday] Wild Geese by Mary Oliver


Fats here.

Last week, I shared two poems by Alice Walker that, in Myra’s words, gave a “militant feel” to my Poetry Friday post. Today’s poem, however, has a softer, more delicate tone. This week has been quite exhausting for me, mostly because of lack of sleep. I was browsing my Facebook feed earlier and saw someone posted Wild Geese by Mary Oliver. Her words comforted me. Wild Geese wasn’t the poem I initially had in mind to share today but I thought perhaps some of us could use a big whiff of magic from Mary Oliver’s words.

Poetry Friday is hosted this week by Amy at The Poem Farm!



As an added bonus, here is a video of Mary Oliver reading Wild Geese. Enjoy!

Fats is the Assistant Manager for Circulation Services at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio. She considers herself a reader of all sorts, although she needs to work on her non-fiction reading. Fats likes a good mystery but is not too fond of thrillers. She takes book hoarding seriously and enjoys collecting bookmarks and tote bags. When she is not reading, Fats likes to shop pet apparel for her cat Penny (who absolutely loathes it).

2 comments on “[Poetry Friday] Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

  1. Drangonfly

    beautiful poem. We get a LOT of wild geese at home because we live on the water [a big pond]. I love them! I loved the verse “tell me about despair; yours, and I will tell you mine”


  2. That is a fabulous poem! 🙂


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