Today's poem is "How It Is With Us, And How It Is With Them"
from Dog Songs

Penguin Press

Mary Oliver published her first book of poetry in 1963 at the age of twenty-eight. Over the course of her long career, she has received numerous awards. Her fourth book, American Primitive, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984. She has led workshops and held residencies at various colleges and universities, including Bennington College, where she held the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching. Oliver currently lives in Florida.

Other poems by Mary Oliver in Verse Daily:
November 7, 2007:   "Heart Poem" " My heart, that used to pump along so pleasantly..."
December 19, 2006:   "In the Storm" " Some black ducks / were shrugged up..."
May 13, 2005:  "Little Snake Asleep in the Sun" ""I come upon him and he..."
May 2, 2005:  "Heavenly" ""So much laughter is not heard...."

Books by Mary Oliver:

Other poems on the web by Mary Oliver:
Twenty-eight poems

Mary Oliver According to Wikipedia.

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