Mary Oliver, media-shy and often quoted around here, gave an interview and short reading to the radio show¬†On Being recently, which you can find right here. She talks a little more about her early life (“I got saved by the beauty of the world”) and her recent move to Florida, but the most exciting things for me were her talking about her new work. She quotes from the beginning of a new poem:

“Things take the time they take. don’t worry. How many roads did St. Augustine follow before he became St. Augustine?”

Perfect.

My second favorite part? Her reading of “Wild Geese.”