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Mary Oliver, RIP

When it’s over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

An excerpt from When Death Comes by Mary Oliver


5 comments for “Mary Oliver, RIP”

  1. Jules says:

    I adore and have the ultimate respect for Mary Oliver. She’s been my guide and inspiration often. And what a transporting poet. I hope her journey crossing over was smooth. I’ll miss her. We are incredibly fortunate to have her prolific body of work to comfort and inspire us.

  2. Liz says:


    Thank you for honoring Mary Oliver! One of my favorite poets but somehow I didn’t know about this quote – what a gem!

  3. Petra Zimmermann says:

    I want to thank you for introducing me to Mary Oliver. What a gift to the world she was!

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