Wild Geese

Mary Oliver

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Mary Jane Oliver (September 10, 1935 – January 17, 2019) was an American poet who won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Her work is inspired by nature, rather than the human world, stemming from her lifelong passion for solitary walks in the wild.

"Wild Geese" is a fine example of her work, focusing on natural imagery and what is says about human life.

[adapted from Wikipedia]