Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver Poems

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1. Beans 12/16/2014
2. The Fourth Sign of the Zodiac 10/16/2015
3. Song Of The Builders 3/30/2005
4. One 3/30/2005
5. Sand Dabs, Five 1/13/2003
6. Some Things The World Gave 1/13/2003
7. The Lily 3/30/2005
8. Lightning 3/30/2005
9. The Rapture 3/30/2005
10. Toward The Space Age 1/13/2003
11. Moccasin Flowers 1/13/2003
12. Morning Glories 1/13/2003
13. That Sweet Flute John Clare 1/3/2003
14. The Lark 3/30/2005
15. Moles 1/13/2003
16. The Family 3/30/2005
17. Walking To Oak-Head Pond, And Thinking Of The Ponds I Will Visit In The Next Days And Weeks 1/13/2003
18. Hummingbird Pauses At The Trumpet Vine 3/30/2005
19. Mushrooms 3/30/2005
20. Picking Blueberries, Austerlitz, New York,1957 3/30/2005
21. The Moths 3/30/2005
22. Skunk Cabbage 3/30/2005
23. On Winter's Margin 3/30/2005
24. Such Singing In The Wild Branches 3/30/2005
25. Knife 1/13/2003
26. Stanley Kunitz 3/30/2005
27. The Truro Bear 3/30/2005
28. Two Kinds Of Deliverance 3/30/2005
29. Happiness 3/30/2005
30. Snowy Night 3/30/2005
31. Gannets 1/13/2003
32. Turtle 1/13/2003
33. The Humpbacks 1/13/2003
34. The Kookaburras 1/13/2003
35. Climbing The Chagrin River 1/13/2003
36. Sunrise 3/30/2005
37. Music 1/3/2003
38. Honey At The Table 1/13/2003
39. Next Time 1/13/2003
40. Catbird 3/30/2005

Comments about Mary Oliver

  • Sandra (1/20/2019 3:08:00 AM)

    Her life lives on in her poetry

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  • Carol Schantz (1/19/2019 6:26:00 PM)

    How beautiful.

  • Marsha (10/5/2018 2:15:00 PM)

    Looking for the poem Seventy, full of beans

  • Linda (9/13/2018 2:39:00 PM)

    Looking for a poem about waking up to a deer licking her face

  • Allyson (7/15/2018 3:11:00 AM)

    looking for a poem that begins with the lines if only there were a boat, long and low and loaded with all that we'd brought.. possibly published in the New Yorker 14 years ago..

  • Olivia Leppard (6/12/2018 10:55:00 AM)


  • Tom Christofferson (5/30/2018 8:08:00 AM)

    Looking for poem that begins with the line When death comes...

  • Sharron Arnold (4/28/2018 9:01:00 PM)

    Mary Oliver is probably my favourite artist....her pieces are so thought provoking and meaningful. Some bring me to tears, they are so beautiful....

  • Michele Ann Gill (3/16/2018 8:34:00 PM)

    Mary Oliver is such an exceptional, unique poet and she inspires me to keep writing. She's absolutely right about poetry being a way of life I have a propensity to write and must keep going. Her work is so beautiful, direct, poignant, effortless and intelligent, I often wonder, why do I bother?

  • The Van Man (2/9/2018 8:18:00 AM)

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Best Poem of Mary Oliver

A Dream Of Trees

There is a thing in me that dreamed of trees,
A quiet house, some green and modest acres
A little way from every troubling town,
A little way from factories, schools, laments.
I would have time, I thought, and time to spare,
With only streams and birds for company.
To build out of my life a few wild stanzas.
And then it came to me, that so was death,
A little way away from everywhere.

There is a thing in me still dreams of trees,
But let it go. Homesick for moderation,
Half the world’s artists shrink or fall away.
If any find solution, let him ...

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At Blackwater Pond

At Blackwater Pond the tossed waters have settled
after a night of rain.
I dip my cupped hands. I drink
a long time. It tastes
like stone, leaves, fire. It falls cold
into my body, waking the bones. I hear them
deep inside me, whispering
oh what is that beautiful thing
that just happened?

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