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“Wild Geese” was published in Dream Work (Grove Press, 1986).

Wild Geese

Wild Geese

“Wild Geese” from Dream Work, copyright © 1986 by Mary Oliver. Used by permission of Grove/Atlantic, Inc. Any third party use of this material, outside of this publication, is prohibited.

“Wild Geese” from Dream Work, copyright © 1986 by Mary Oliver. Used by permission of Grove/Atlantic, Inc. Any third party use of this material, outside of this publication, is prohibited.

Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver was born on September 10, 1935, in Maple Heights, Ohio.