Goodbye, Mary

Mary Oliver

It is with great sadness this morning that I say goodbye to one of my favorite poets, Mary Oliver. I heard the news of her passing just a moment ago, and I can’t believe her voice is now silent. We will miss you terribly, Mary, but your poems will live on in our hearts. Thank you for what you did with your one wild and precious life, and for all the beautiful poetry you shared with us.

8 thoughts on “Goodbye, Mary

  1. Nan

    I heard the news from the kindest voice (and perhaps person?) on NPR – Robin Young from Here and Now. https://www.npr.org/people/196737448/robin-young Actually I didn’t hear her announce it. I suddenly heard the Wild and Precious life poem, and I thought ‘uh, oh.’ Just as I used to feel listening to the radio when suddenly a couple of songs came on from the same person. It usually meant that person had died. On the blog list on my sidebar, blogger after blogger is writing about her. How we all loved this woman, and how sad for us that her voice is still.

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