Whether considering a bird’s nest, or the artworks of Franz Marc, the seeming patience of oak trees, Oliver reminds us of the transformative power of attention and how much can be contained within the smallest moments. At its heart, blue horses asks what it means to truly belong to this world, to live in it attuned to all its changes.
In this stunning collection of new poems, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has defined her life’s work, describing with wonder both the everyday and the unaffected beauty of nature. Herons, sparrows, owls, artistry, and kingfishers flit across the page in meditations on love, and impermanence.
Humorous, and always honest, gentle, Oliver is a visionary of the natural world.
Mary oliver, winner of the pulitzer prize, celebrates love in her new collection of poems "If I have any secret stash of poems, not anger, anywhere, it might be about love, " Mary Oliver once said in an interview. She opens our eyes again to the territory within our own hearts; to the wild and to the quiet.
With felicity she examines what it means to love another person. In these poems, she describes—with joy—the strangeness and wonder of human connection. Finally, in her stunning new collection, Felicity, we can immerse ourselves in Oliver’s love poems. As in blue horses, life, dog songs, with Felicity Oliver honors love, and A Thousand Mornings, and beauty.
Here, great happiness abounds. Our most delicate chronicler of physical landscape, Oliver has described her work as loving the world.
A Thousand Mornings: Poems
Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her treasured dog Percy, humor, Oliver is open to the teachings contained in the smallest of moments and explores with startling clarity, and kindness the mysteries of our daily experience. The new york times-bestselling collection of poems from celebrated poet Mary Oliver In A Thousand Mornings, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her life’s work, Massachusetts.
Red Bird: Poems
Mary oliver's twelfth book of poetry, Red Bird comprises sixty-one poems, the most ever in a single volume of her work. Overflowing with her keen observation of the natural world and her gratitude for its gifts, for the many people she has loved in her seventy years, as well as for her disobedient dog Percy, Red Bird is a quintessential collection of Oliver's finest lyrics.
Dog Songs: Deluxe Edition
Throughout, the many dogs of oliver’s life merge as fellow travelers and as guides, uniquely able to open our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection. . Oliver’s poems begin in the small everyday moments familiar to all dog lovers, but through her extraordinary vision, these observations become higher meditations on the world and our place in it.
Dog songs includes visits with old friends, and introduces still others in poems of love and laughter, like Oliver’s beloved Percy, heartbreak and grief. The popularity of Dog Songs feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming. The boston globe mary oliver’s dog songs is a celebration of the special bond between human and dog, as understood through the poet’s relationships to the canines that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work.
Owls and Other Fantasies: Poems and Essays
Within these pages mary oliver collects twenty-six of her poems about the birds that have been such an important part of her life-hawks, the snowy owl, catbirds, swallows and, and herons; kingfishers, hummingbirds, and crows; swans, of course, among a dozen others-including ten poems that have never before been collected.
Her special gift is to connect us with our sources in the natural world, its beauties and terrors and mysteries and consolations. For anyone who values poetry and essays, for anyone who cares about birds, Owls and Other Fantasies will be a treasured gift; for those who love both, it will be essential reading.
She adds two beautifully crafted essays, and "bird, " selected for the Best American Essays series, "Owls, " a new essay that will surely take its place among the classics of the genre. In the words of the poet stanley Kunitz, "Mary Oliver's poetry is fine and deep; it reads like a blessing.
Swan: Poems and Prose Poems
Ranking "among the finest poets the english language has ever produced, " according to the Weekly Standard, Oliver offers us lyrics of great depth and beauty that continue her lifelong work of loving the world. This volume, oliver's twenty-first book of poetry, contains all new poems on her classic themes.
As noted in the los angeles times, so many "go to her for solace, regeneration and inspiration" that it is not surprising Vice President Joe Biden chose to read one of her poems during the 9/11 remembrance at Ground Zero. Few poets express the complexities of human experience as skillfully as Mary Oliver.
Regularly topping the national poetry best-seller list and drawing thousands to her sold-out readings across the coutnry, Oliver is unparalleled in her impact. As always, oliver is an accomplished guide to the rarest and most exquisite insights of the natural world. Widely regarded as the "rock star" of American poetry, Mary Oliver is a writer whose words have long had the power to move countless readers.
Here, mortality, love, readers will find the deep spiritual sustenance that imbues her writing on nature, and grief.
Why I Wake Early: New Poems
Each poem is imbued with the extraordinary perceptions of a poet who considers the everyday in our lives and the natural world around us and finds a multitude of reasons to wake early. The forty-seven new works in this volume include poems on crickets, black snakes, toads, goldenrod, finally, watching the deer, greeting the morning, bears, trout lilies, and, lingering in happiness.
And yet, deepened by self-awareness, Oliver’s willingness to find light, by experience, humanity, and joy continues, and by choice. Oliver brings grace and empathy to the painful legacies of history, whether by way of inheritance–as in her poem about the Holocaust–-or through a glimpse into the realities of present–as in her poem about an injured boy begging in the streets of Indonesia.
An “astonishing” book of poetry from the pulitzer prize–winning author of American Primitive and “one of our very best poets” Stephen Dobyns, The New York Times Book Review. Dream work, a collection of forty-five poems, follows Mary Oliver’s Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry volume American Primitive.
The deep perceptual awareness on display in that collection is all the more radiant and steadfast here. With this new collection, oliver has turned her attention to the solitary and difficult labors of the spirit–to accepting the truth about one’s personal world, and to valuing the triumphs while transcending the failures of human relationships.
House of Light
Winship Book Award. This collection of poems by mary Oliver once again invites the reader to step across the threshold of ordinary life into a world of natural and spiritual luminosity. Tell me, what is it you plan to dowith your one wild and precious life?—Mary Oliver, "The Summer Day" one of the poems in this volumeWinner of a 1991 Christopher AwardWinner of the 1991 Boston Globe Lawrence L.
What Do We Know: Poems And Prose Poems
Mary oliver's poetry is fine and deep; it reads like a blessing, Rita Dove described her last volume, The Leaf and the Cloud, " wrote Stanley Kunitz many years ago; and recently, as "a brilliant meditation. For the many admirers of mary oliver's dazzling poetry and luminous vision, as well as for those who may be coming to her work for the first time, What Do We Know will be a revelation.
Mary oliver evokes unforgettable images-from one hundred white-sided dolphins on a summer day to bees that have memorized every stalk and leaf in a field-even as she reminds us, after Emerson, that "the invisible and imponderable is the sole fact. ". These forty poems-of observing, of searching, of giving thanks-embrace in every sense the natural world, of astonishment, of pausing, its unrepeatable moments and its ceaseless cycles.