Oliver, Mary. “Wild Geese.” Wild Geese: Selected Poems. Bloodaxe, 2004.
Reason read: April is National Poetry Month
The title poem “Wild Geese” is a small slice of heaven in words. Taking just a little over a minute to read, it sends a mighty message. It’s all about hope, inspiration and self worth in the grand scheme of things. Nature is all around us and we are a part of it. We belong in the universe.
Author fact: YouTube has great videos of Mary Oliver reading “Wild Geese.” They are amazing. Check them out.
Poem trivia: I think everyone likes to quote “Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.”
BookLust Twist: from More Book Lust in the chapter called “Poetry Pleasers” (p 187). As an aside, this is a the last poem I had to read for the chapter. As soon as I read Perrine’s Sound and Sense I will be finished with the entire chapter.