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MARY OLIVER
Oliver (193 ! has won the Pulitzer Price and National Book Award for her poetry. She is a professor at Bennington College in Ver ont

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%ra ar &ea s. Co ent these ite s and find sentences which include the issues they pose.

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1e orizing. #earn this poe +y heart. #isten to its audio version at http2//www. u3erpala+ra.net/clasesytalleres/english/literature/oliver/oliver.ht

You %o not ha&e to be goo%. You %o not ha&e to wal# on your #nees $or a hun%re% miles through the %esert( repenting. You only ha&e to let the so$t animal o$ your bo%y lo&e what it lo&es. )ell me about %espair( yours( an% * will tell you mine. +eanwhile the worl% goes on. +eanwhile the sun an% the clear pebbles o$ the rain are mo&ing across the lan%scapes( o&er the prairies an% %eep trees( the mountains an% the ri&ers. +eanwhile the wil% geese( high in the clean blue air are hea%ing home again. ,hoe&er you are( no matter how lonely( the worl% o$$ers itsel$ to your imagination( calls to you li#e the wil% geese( harsh an% exciting-o&er an% o&er announcing your place in the $amily o$ things.