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  • Yellow, and: The Ocean
  • Mary Oliver (bio)

Yellow

There is the heaven we enter through its institutional grace and there are the yellow finches bathing and singing in the lowly puddle.

The Ocean

As the tide comes in the beautiful ocean laps upward; as it leaves it hisses over the wet sand.

Never yet has it spoken of anything personal. [End Page 96]

Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver’s most recent book is The Truro Bear and Other Adventures (Beacon, 2008). She is the recipient of the National Book Award, the Christopher Award, the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.

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ISSN
1535-3117
Print ISSN
1533-1709
Pages
p. 96
Launched on MUSE
2009-04-30
Open Access
No
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