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Fellowship of Saints and Sinners

Fellowship of Saints and Sinners

“Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver

Each week in hospice a team of doctors, nurses, chaplains and social workers meets to discuss every patient in their care. Usually the meeting starts with a few moments of silence remembering those who have died in the preceding days, followed by a short meditation from the chaplain. Yesterday a colleague read this poem, “Wild Geese,” by Mary Oliver. The poem is still with me this morning. Here is Oliver reading her poem “Wild Geese”:

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