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On this table runner is a poem by Mary Oliver that has long been one of my favorites. It reminds me that each of us has despair and hope, and that no matter our challenges or how difficult a situation is, the world is still there as beautiful as ever, calling to us to find our place within it. Watercolor geese in flight in the center.


  • Size: 90” x 16”
  • Material: Lightweight polyester broadcloth
  • Hemmed on all sides
  • Water resistant
  • One-sided print
  • Color: gray


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Wild Geese Table Runner

SKU: 3321338139
  • Wild Geese

    You do not have to be good.

    You do not have to walk on your knees

    For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.

    You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.

    Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.

    Meanwhile the world goes on.

    Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving

    across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees,

    the mountains and the rivers.

    Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,

    are heading home again.

    Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,

    the world offers itself to your imagination,

    calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —

    over and over announcing your place

    in the family of things.

    Mary Oliver--

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