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Thirst : poems

Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Poetry : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this collection of 43 new poems the author grapples with grief at the death of her beloved partner of over forty years. She strives to experience sorrow as a path to spiritual progress, grief as part of loving and not it end. She also chronicles for the first time her discovery of faith, without abandoning the love of the physical world that has been a hallmark of her work for four decades.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oliver, Mary, 1935-
Thirst.
Boston : Beacon Press, c2006
(OCoLC)607791901
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Oliver
ISBN: 9780807068960 0807068969 0807068977 9780807068977
OCLC Number: 71333853
Description: 71 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Messenger --
Walking home from Oak-Head --
When I am among the trees --
The poet visits the Museum of Fine Arts --
Musical notation: 1 --
Ribbon snake asleep in the sun --
When the roses speak, I pay attention --
Great moth comes from his papery cage --
Swimming with Otter --
Mozart, for example --
Making the house ready for the Lord --
The winter wood arrives --
After her death --
Percy (Four) --
Cormorants --
What I said at their service --
A note left on the door --
Those days --
A pretty song --
Coming to God: first days --
The vast ocean begins just outside our church: the Eucharist --
Six recognitions of the Lord --
The beautiful, striped sparrow --
More beautiful than the honey locust tree are the words of the Lord --
The place I want to get back to --
Praying --
Musical notation: 2 --
News of Percy (Five) --
Doesn't every poet write a poem about unrequited love? --
Letter to__. --
The poet thinks about the donkey --
Gethsemane --
The fist --
Logan International --
The poet comments on yet another approaching spring --
The uses of sorrow --
Heavy --
On thy wondrous works I will meditate (Psalm 145) --
Percy (Six) --
Percy (Seven) --
In the storm --
The chat --
Epilogue: Thirst.
Responsibility: by Mary Oliver.
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In this collection of 43 new poems the author grapples with grief at the death of her beloved partner of over forty years. She strives to experience sorrow as a path to spiritual progress, grief as part of loving and not it end. She also chronicles for the first time her discovery of faith, without abandoning the love of the physical world that has been a hallmark of her work for four decades.

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