Relationships are different varieties are a recurring idea in Mary Oliver's collection of poems. "The Kitten" shows the narrator's relationship with the earth as well as her respect for mother nature. "In the Pinewoods, Crows and Owl" demonstrates the enmity between these two types of birds. "The Lost Children" shows the romantic relationship between Isaac Zane and Myeerah. It also shows the narrator's respect for the grief of Lydia Osborn's parents. Additionally, it shows that Tarhe values Isaac Zane.