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A thousand mornings

Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2012.
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In this collection of poems the author returns to the imagery that has come to define her life's work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. In these pages, she shares the wonder of dawn, the grace of animals, and the transformative power of attention. Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her adored dog, Percy, she is ever patient in her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Oliver
ISBN: 9781594204777 1594204772
OCLC Number: 780480367
Description: 82 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: I go down to the shore --
I happened to be standing --
Foolishness? No, it's not --
The gardener --
After I fall down the stairs at the golden temple --
If I were --
Good-bye, Fox --
Poem of the one world --
And Bob Dylan too --
Three things to remember --
Hurricane --
Today --
The first time Percy came back --
Lines written in the days of growing darkness --
Blake dying --
The mockingbird --
The moth, the mountains, the rivers --
A thousand mornings --
An old story --
Hum, hum --
I have decided --
Was it necessary to do it? --
Green, green is my sister's house --
The instant --
The way of the world --
Extending the airport runway --
Tides --
Out of the stump rot, something --
In our woods, sometimes a rare music --
The morning paper --
The poet compares human nature to the ocean from which we came --
On traveling to beautiful places --
The man who has many answers --
Life story --
"For I will consider my dog Percy" --
Varanasi.
Responsibility: Mary Oliver.

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In this collection of poems the author returns to the imagery that has come to define her life's work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. In these pages, she shares the wonder of dawn, the grace of animals, and the transformative power of attention. Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her adored dog, Percy, she is ever patient in her observations and open to the teachings contained in the smallest of moments. A chronicler of physical landscape, she opens our eyes to the nature within, to its wild and its quiet. With clarity, humor, and kindness these poems explore the mysteries of our daily experience.

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Not much here for me

by jcorelis (WorldCat user published 2013-01-21) Fair Permalink

As the reviews of this book in journals and on the internet indicate, the author is one of the most popular contemporary American poets. She is also one of the most distinguished, with many awards including a Pulitzer Prize. But to be honest, I just don't see much in this book to hold my interest....
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