Maria Shriver Interviews the Famously Private Poet Mary Oliver  The Exclusive O Interview  By Maria Shriver      Read more: http://www.oprah.com/entertainment/Maria-Shriver-Interviews-Poet-Mary-Oliver#ixzz27EyIKUS1

Maria Shriver Interviews the Famously Private Poet Mary Oliver The Exclusive O Interview By Maria Shriver Read more: http://www.oprah.com/entertainment/Maria-Shriver-Interviews-Poet-Mary-Oliver#ixzz27EyIKUS1

Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work,   which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished. - Mary Oliver

Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished. - Mary Oliver

Attention without feeling, I began to learn, is only a report. An openness — an empathy — was necessary if the attention was to matter. Mary Oliver

Attention without feeling, I began to learn, is only a report. An openness — an empathy — was necessary if the attention was to matter. Mary Oliver

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”  —Mary Oliver

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.” —Mary Oliver

“For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.”   ― Mary Oliver

“For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.” ― Mary Oliver

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