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American poet Mary Oliver (b. 1935), winner of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize | Wild Geese | You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep…

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.” ~Mary Oliver -image portrait of Mary Oliver

Maria Shriver's interview with one of our greatest living poets and really nifty people, Mary Oliver, can be found on Oprah.com.

Maria Shriver Interviews the Famously Private Poet Mary Oliver

Maria Shriver Interviews the Famously Private Poet Mary Oliver. My favorite inspirational piece to read

Poet Mary Oliver -- the voice of Nature's lovesong

Mary Oliver in Maria Shriver's Women's Conference 2010 - Day 3

Mary Oliver: “The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.

Mary Oliver. Poet. Pure, pure, poet. (I hope I'm signing books into my 80's) ~ Danielle

Someone in my poetry group turned me onto Mary Oliver a few years ago. She is an amazing poet.

You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.  Mary Oliver reading Wild Geese - YouTube

Video of Mary Oliver reading her poem “Wild Geese.” (link goes to Andrew Sullivan community on "Reading Your Way Through Life.

Mary Oliver on What Attention Really Means and Her Moving Elegy for Her Soul Mate | Brain Pickings

Mary Oliver on What Attention Really Means and Her Moving Elegy for Her Soul Mate

Mary Oliver on What Attention Really Means and Her Moving Elegy for Her Soul Mate – Brain Pickings

Poet Mary Oliver and her partner Molly Malone Cook. Photo: Barbara Savage Cheresh, copyright 1984.

Poet Mary Oliver and her partner Molly Malone Cook / by Barbara Savage

Mary Oliver, her poetry combines so many aspects of word and nature, bittersweet and beautiful

– Mary Oliver, Summer Photo by Molly Malone Cook, from Our World (Beacon Press,

“I like to give the mornings to those first good thoughts.” -Mary Oliver #video

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ― Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems Plus hundreds of other wonderful quotes from this remarkable poet.

Maria Shriver Interviews the Famously Private Poet Mary Oliver

Maria Shriver Interviews the Famously Private Poet Mary Oliver

O guest editor Maria Shriver visits the famously private Mary Oliver to hear about the bold new course she's charting in her poetry and her life.

Mary Oliver: “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”

Mary Oliver Reads Her Beloved Poem “Wild Geese”

Mary Oliver and Percy. Photo by Rachel Giese Brown. "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

Face-Off With A Deadly Predator Please check out: http://TheThrillSociety.com It’s wicked Thrilling!!

Face-Off With A Deadly Predator

one of my faves

Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable. -...

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