Introductory Guide to the Poems of
With Sample Poems
Compiled by Madeline Cramer
Similarly, her 2014 book of poetry Blue Horses includes the poem “The 4th Sign of the Zodiac” (meaning cancer) as she personally reflects on her confrontation with her own mortality—inviting the reader to join with her.
You can also read and listen to Mary Oliver reciting the full poem here through NPR’s On Being with Krista Tippett…
from this On Being session…
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IMAGE CREDIT: Molly Malone Cook, from the cover of New and Selected Poems, Volume One
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