Mary Oliver's poem is sent to a man in prison. A group of his friends remember what happened next in their collective story.
A few years ago, a man committed a crime and spent time in prison. In this programme, a group of his friends explore the role a poem played in their collective story. The poem is Wild Geese by the recently deceased American poet Mary Oliver.
Thanks to the On Being Project, the programme includes archive audio of Mary Oliver talking about her poem.
Contributors: Mike Chase, Marie-Claire, Angie Wootten, Chris Oates and Rosie Boulton.
Producer: Rosie Boulton
A Must Try Softer production for BBC Radio 4