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    “Wild Geese”

    Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination.” — Mary Oliver “Wild Geese” is another favorite by Mary Oliver, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry I’ve shared in previous posts. Listening to Anne Lamott’s Word by Word, an audio CD on creative writing, I learned that Lamott posted this poem near her desk — and advises all writers and artists to do the same. “Wild Geese” touched a tender place in my soul and freed something deep inside me. As a child, I was often frightened by the Biblical edicts outlined in the organized religions of my family and neighborhood friends. And I was terrified of…

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