Mary Oliver's Wild Geese

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Some people believe in just moving forward and not taking a look back at their past. A person who always buries themselves into the past should get hold of this poem, so that they can come into the light. “Wild Geese” encourages individuals to have a vision of their complete cycle, merging the past and the future so that to bring out the best of a person’s inner being. The poem explains both how and why one should be good to one another. Also, it reminds one of their freedom, not simply abstract freedom, but the complete and instant freedom that only one can be clutched when one is able to see themselves more than human. Moreover, the title induces dependency on others and an illustration of repeated resolution. Mary Oliver blends the reader with incredible imagery of a resolute geese on the wing and the t return to their habitat. “Wild Geese”, earns a place among poetry due to the demonstration of righteous morals such as what it means to be good to…show more content…
In the second stanza, it carries a tone of support while carrying a reader’s attention outward, highlighting the need for friends. Considering these lines, “Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine” (535) suggests an invitation for friendship, of listening to and caring for one another even after one remembers their sadness in the past. The poet makes a signal to allow for the experience of absence of hope to articulate itself through the singular terms of the individual. Each person has his or her own complicated problems, each of them needs to be told so that one can help solve them, and each one would have a reason to repent for their mistakes. Talking about one’s troubles it can help heal the emotional stress they are going through, and listening people’s sorrow can create an essential connection between two people, devoted and deep, like the bond between birds. This is why the poet emphasizes why it matters to be good to each

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