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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

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.

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 -   American poet who has won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

Mary Oliver – The Summer Day

Mary Oliver, poet who has won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize The New York Times described her as "far and away, [America's] best-selling poet".

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

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, White Flowers

white flowers by mary oliver - never in my life had I felt so plush or so slippery. Mary Oliver is the best at making words fit.

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

We each had our separate natures; yet our ideas, our influences upon each other became a reach and abiding confluence.

“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.

“Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your…

Mary Oliver Reads Her Beloved Poem “Wild Geese”

“Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination…”Mary Oliver poem Wild Geese

Morning Poem by Mary Oliver. Her nature poems are some of my favorites.

So eloquent in how she uses nature to reflect our own human nature. We are but one in the same, human nature.is not so exclusive or apart from nature as we think.

In praise of the “invisible and powerful and uncontrollable and beautiful and possibly even unsuitable.”

Mary Oliver on Love and Its Necessary Wildness

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

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