Mary Oliver


Mary Oliver Poems

If you see a poem only with title, it is listed that way because of copyright reasons.
41. Next Time 1/13/2003
42. Music 1/3/2003
43. Little Owl Who Lives In The Orchard 3/30/2005
44. Sunrise 3/30/2005
45. The Buddha's Last Instruction 1/3/2003
46. Marengo 1/13/2003
47. The Fish 1/3/2003
48. Gannets 1/13/2003
49. Little Summer Poem Touching The Subject Of Faith 1/3/2003
50. Morning Poem 1/3/2003
51. Poppies 4/10/2004
52. Catbird 3/30/2005
53. The Sun 1/3/2003
54. The Swan 1/13/2003
55. Snow Geese 3/30/2005
56. Clapp's Pond 1/13/2003
57. Strawberry Moon 1/3/2003
58. Mockingbirds 1/13/2003
59. Have You Ever Tried To Enter The Long Black Branches 3/30/2005
60. Honey At The Table 1/13/2003
61. Stars 1/20/2003
62. Yes! No! 1/3/2003
63. Heron Rises From The Dark, Summer Pond 1/13/2003
64. Poem (The Spirit Likes To Dress Up...) 1/13/2003
65. Lilies 1/13/2003
66. Where Does The Dance Begin, Where Does It End? 3/30/2005
67. Flare 1/13/2003
68. Fall Song 1/3/2003
69. Egrets 1/13/2003
70. Blossom 3/30/2005
71. Why I Wake Early 3/30/2005
72. Last Night The Rain Spoke To Me 3/30/2005
73. At Great Pond 1/3/2003
74. Aunt Leaf 1/3/2003
75. An Afternoon In The Stacks 1/13/2003
76. Daisies 3/30/2005
77. Beyond The Snow Belt 3/30/2005
78. The Summer Day 1/13/2003
79. Black Oaks 1/13/2003
80. Cold Poem 1/13/2003

Comments about Mary Oliver

  • p.a. noushad p.a. noushad (7/14/2008 3:52:00 AM)

    In my journey of poetry, dear mary, you have inspired me a lot.

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  • Leonard Daranjo (1/26/2008 3:19:00 AM)

    I absolutely love Mary Oliver's work. She is one of those people who stand out because of her originality and exquisite imagery. Very few poets have touched me as deeply as she has. She inspires me like a fresh breath of breeze over the literary world.

  • Vicki Mcclenahen (11/24/2006 6:18:00 PM)

    I can't begin to tell you what the work of Mary Oliver has meant to me over the last 15 years. I read and reread her poety. It touches me so deeply....her connection to nature. I wish I knew a way to contact her.

  • Jim Silva (4/4/2006 10:40:00 PM)

    To: Mary Oliver,
    I love your poetry, can you join a group of nature adorers for a summer river trip through the Grand Canyon this year?
    Jim Silva

  • ***** ***** (3/30/2005 6:59:00 PM)

    Oh Mary, this is why this site is worth visiting...Sx

  • Lenchen Elf (3/30/2005 6:18:00 PM)

    Mary, I am in awe and enraptured by the beauty of your work, thank you so much for sharing it.

  • Lare Austin (9/29/2004 12:25:00 PM)

    Mary...
    Recently a friend of mine became discouraged with her poetry and although she had just published a chapbook she was going to give up her poetry writing. She loves to write about nature. I gave her my copy of your book 'Why I Wake Early'. She is now re-inspired and looks very much forward to continuing her poetry writing. I, too, am also inspired by your writing.

    I Thank You.

    Lare Austin

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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Lilies

I have been thinking
about living
like the lilies
that blow in the fields.

They rise and fall
in the edge of the wind,
and have no shelter
from the tongues of the cattle,

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