"When Death Comes," Read by Mary Oliver

November 16, 2014
The poet Mary Oliver looking at a white dog

Rachel Giese Brown / poets.org

Mary Oliver has said, "The poem is meant to be given away, best of all by the spoken presentation of it; then the work is complete." To complete the second hour int the Death series, here's her reading "When Death Comes," taken from At Blackwater Pond: Mary Oliver Reads Mary Oliver and used with permission from Beacon Press, 2006.