Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The Mayor of Fremantle on Mary Oliver

Brad Pettitt is the City of Fremantle Mayor and Dean of Murdoch University’s School of Sustainability.

Here’s what His Worship the Mayor had to say about his favourite poem:

‘After some deliberation and procrastination I’ve chosen a Mary Oliver poem, ‘When Death Comes’. Her work reminds me of a deeper and often neglected current that runs through our lives. It reminds us not forget what is really important and not to be too distracted by the day by day, by the detail, by the busyness. Someone far more wonderful lies underneath if you pause and pay attention.’

A copy of the poem can be found by clicking the link below.


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