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Dog Songs
Dog Songs | Mary Oliver
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The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming. The Boston Globe Mary Olivers Dog Songs is a celebration of the special bond between human and dog, as understood through the poets relationships to the canines that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. Olivers 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, like Olivers beloved Percy, and introduces still others in poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. Throughout, the many dogs of Olivers 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.
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Addison_Reads
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I adored this collection. If you have ever owned a dog you will appreciate the sweet honest reflections Mary Oliver writes about in these heartfelt poems.

This is one I will probably read again and again. 💚

This makes my second completed book for #NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

Lifeisasnap I adore Mary Oliver. Good choice! 1mo
Clwojick Stacking! 1mo
rsteve388 9pts thanks 1mo
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Addison_Reads
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Starting this one tonight before bed. I have a feeling it might make me emotional before I finish it. I'm a sucker for anything involving animals.

#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

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BookNAround
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I‘m not much of a poetry reader but somehow I feel compelled to read this one. Gatsby approves. #schnauzersoflitsy

Cathythoughts Sounds beautiful! Stacked 2mo
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bookishdawg
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National Dog Day ❤️🐶

Bookzombie 💕🐶 3mo
SharonAlger What a pretty baby! 3mo
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woodreads
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Devoured.

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Bibliogeekery
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Mary Oliver is one of only a handful of writers who could pull off a book of poetry about the dogs she has loved. It was lovely to hear her reading this. 🐾 #poetry #queerbooks

RachelAmphlett Aw, that sounds lovely - I‘ll look it up 4mo
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suvata
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riversong153 Soo cute 7mo
suvata @riversong153 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa IKR? That was the best poem in the book, in my opinion. 7mo
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suvata
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Mehso-so

A short book of poems: sometimes funny, sometimes wonderful, and sometimes sad.

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slategreyskies
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I really enjoyed this book of Mary Oliver‘s poems plus one essay. The essay was originally published as part of her book titled Long Life. I have to admit that, as much as I enjoyed the poems, the essay was my favorite part. Recommended for lovers of both poetry and of dogs! #poetry #dogsoflitsy #doglovers

slategreyskies @wanderinglynn You were right about this book! It was so so good!! :) 8mo
wanderinglynn 👍🏻 so glad you enjoyed it! 😀 8mo
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Tanzy13
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Mary Oliver's Dog Songs is a celebration of the special bond between human and dog, as understood through the poet's relationship to the canines that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. 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.

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Book_Gobbler
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5/5 ⭐️ Highly enjoyable. I love dogs. I love my rescue dog so much that it sometimes aches in the best of ways. Mary Oliver, one of the greatest American poets there was, loved her dogs, too. And I gotta tell you, the way she describes it here, the sweet simplicity of her love? It‘s truly amazing in the *best* of ways as well. Frowned upon by her peers for “simplistic writings”, but I tell you this: she didn‘t win a Pulitzer Prize for nothin‘.

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Pricel101
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#loveyourpetday

Happy ❤️ pets day! This is my Tucker. He and I have walked hundreds of miles while I listen to audiobooks. 🎧 🐾

“.. of all the sights I love in this world - and there are plenty - very near the top of the list is this one: dogs without leashes.” ~ Mary Oliver, Dog Songs

Chelsea.Poole I'm sure he loves every moment. Beautiful photo!! 10mo
kspenmoll Beautiful coat & photo. Looks happy out there! 10mo
Andrea313 Beautiful photo of an even more beautiful dog! ❤️ 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm What a great photo! Love it! ❤️ 🐶 ❄️ 10mo
samjmitchell My Tucker ❤️ 10mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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We were doing Poetry Speed Dating this morning and after A‘s time with tagged book was up he came up to me and said, “Miss, this book made me cry.” #TeachersOfLitsy

slategreyskies Wow, that‘s really something. 💕 10mo
squirrelbrain Aaww bless him! ❤️ 10mo
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ravenlee Wow! 10mo
JacqMac Awww. And this made me smile. 💕 10mo
LeahBergen ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
hermyknee ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 10mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Who doesn‘t like a book of poems about dogs to start off your Wednesday morning?

valeriegeary Morning snugs are the best snugs. Oh who am I kidding.... Snugs all day!!! 🤗🐶 11mo
heikemarie Oh gosh look at that face he is begging for all day snuggles. 11mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @heikemarie I asked to work from home today so all day snuggles it is! 11mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @valeriegeary we do morning snuggles every morning and it‘s my favorite. As soon as the alarm goes off she climbs into the bed. 11mo
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BarbaraJean
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My pastor brings her sweet golden doodle to our EfM class & to my husband‘s contemplative music service (Cooper‘s bark can sometimes be heard on the webcast!). She just got a second dog & after a conversation we had about poetry, this felt like the perfect gift (naturally I read it first!). Feels especially poignant after Mary Oliver‘s passing. It‘s a lovely collection of poetry about Oliver‘s beloved dogs—but of course, it‘s about more than dogs.

Ingerella Aww, what a lovely gift idea! 11mo
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wanderinglynn
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#FriYayIntro
1. Urban fantasy/paranormal
2. No phobias, but I don‘t care for large crowds or being around too many people too long. #introvertlife
3. I never really knew. I wasn‘t that kid who could say “I want to be X.” But I have always loved writing.
4. 46F which is still too cold for me
5. 👋🏻 to some of my new followers @Cathy_J @sblbooks @CindyMyLifeIsLit @Victoriahoperose

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wanderinglynn
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Bookishthoughts 💛 11mo
MuddyPuddle Oh, my heart just plummeted. Such an amazing poet and person! 11mo
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Kayla.Adriena
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❤❤❤😢 Stolen from Book Riot. I adore Mary Oliver..RIP

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Cathythoughts Oh ..... ♥️💔 11mo
Christine ❤️💔❤️ 11mo
LauraBeth 💔💔💔 11mo
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SW-T
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So relatable ❤️ Covers the bond between you and your dog 🐕 from puppyhood to the final goodbye. 😢 Gorgeous sketches too.

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keithmalek
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Blaire Love this. My dog died recently and this captures the relationship so well. 1y
keithmalek @Blaire I'm sorry to hear that. 1y
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Kayla.Adriena
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This is Lilah the most spoiled beagle on the planet. She got a bath yesterday and isn't very happy about it. She IS my child 😏. #dogsoflitsy

tammysue Aw so cute! ❤️🐾 1y
Purrfectpages What a cutie! 1y
Tanner Awww, what a cutie! Beagles are the best! 1y
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ladym30
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Heartwarming and heart-breaking!

MartinaLove I so want to read a book with a dog but I don't want it to be sad! 🤓 2y
ladym30 @MartinaLove It is very sad at times but also filled with happiness and love. 2y
Suet624 Awww, look at that cover. 1y
ladym30 @Suet624 I know. Part of the reason I bought the book.🐶 1y
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Rudis
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I tried to read this book of poetry slowly, but I found myself speeding up as I went. I really enjoyed & related to the poetry & it‘s subject matter. And then I couldn‘t resist including a picture of younger me with three of my grandparent‘s dogs, all of whom have sadly passed on.

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VioletBramble
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These are the five poetry collections I read for the #poetrychallenge2018 in May. I enjoyed the three on the right, esp the tagged book, 🐶 , and recommend those if you enjoy poetry.

JamieArc Mary Oliver 💗 2y
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CraftyBookNerd1
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Such a sweet story about the many pets you can have with you throughout your life & what experiences you have with them.

“What would this world be like without dogs?” - Mary Oliver, Dog Songs 🐶💕 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Anovelobsession
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I‘m finally home and this feels like the perfect way to spend a lazy morning.

Tamra Cutie 2y
Lwiesman 😍 so cute!! 2y
Bookzombie 💕🐶 2y
Nute A perfect morning!🐶📖 Such a cute face. 2y
Clwojick Now I'm scrolling through your feed to find more pug pictures. I want one sooo bad. ❤️ 2y
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Tertubotn
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Oh, I loved this book. If you've had a dog, a cat, or even a pet frog that stole your heart, you'll love it too. And you will cry. And laugh. And smile. And be grateful that talented people like Mary Oliver write poems about dogs they have loved, and are generous enough to share their work with those of us who have loved and lost a pet or two.

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AliBG
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Missed yesterday's #maybookflowers - so combining these two.

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Somasis
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I've been a fan of Mary Oliver for years, and a lover of dogs all my life. This was a sweet and touching collection of poems, at once personal and universal. My favorite was "The Sweetness of Dogs" and, if possible, I loved my fur-babies more when reading this book. I highly recommend!

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Eridau
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@Liberty one living author/poet I've always wanted to meet is Mary Oliver. Her poetry has brought much to my life: reflection, beauty, and peace to name a few. I was first introduced to her works by a coworker (who later became a great friend) and she and I would meet weekly in the mornings before work and share our favorite poems that week with one another. When I got married, her wedding gift was a collection of Oliver's poems #KostovaGiveaway

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Joy_Horn
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This book touches my heart... It made me laugh and made my cry. What more can you ask from a little book of poems?

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Melmar
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A dog comes to you and lives with you in your own house, but you do not therefore own her, as you do not own the rain, or the trees, or the laws which pertain to them

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karenna
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I appreciate how Oliver celebrates the dogness in her canine companions. This beautiful volume also includes several charming illustrations by John Burgoyne. My bookshelf loves displaying it.

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AliBG
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This book was the bridge between me and my mom. She was a lifelong dog lover and I am a lifelong poet. In the final months of her life, this book was our common language. Littens who love #dogs will love these excellent poems by an excellent poet: a great holiday #gift idea!

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LizzyM
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Lots of #littenskittens on Litsy, and lots of dog lovers, too (though I couldn't think of a cute way to say it). These poems give a dog lover all the feels and remind us that we all (human, dogs, and cats alike) have innate love of life! I'd post a pic but I am sitting in the dark with a migraine, a 2 year old with the pukes, and a houseful of guests I am trying not to wake up (this means you @Beckys_Books ).

Beckys_Books @LizzyM I've also been sitting in the dark listening to a snoring husband. We should have been reading together! 3y
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MMenefee
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"You may not agree, you may not care, but
if you are holding this book you should know that of all the sights I love in this world — and there are plenty — very near the top of the list is this one: dogs without leashes." I love all of Mary Oliver's poetry books because her words encourage me to better appreciate our world and everything in it. #augustphotochallenge

Lacythebookworm Mary Oliver 👍❤️ 3y
BooksForYears I read some of those poems to my dog to complete the @bookriot Read Harder Challenge task ☺️ 3y
ValerieAndBooks Great choice!! 3y
MMenefee @BooksForYears ❤️❤️ 3y
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MMenefee
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"You may not agree, you may not care, but
if you are holding this book you should know that of all the sights I love in this world — and there are plenty — very near the top of the list is this one: dogs without leashes." I love all of Mary Oliver's poetry books because her words encourage me to better appreciate our world and everything in it. #augustphotochallenge

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subwayreads
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I love this collection. If you love dogs, then this is for you. The poems are simple, honest, and clever. They keep me company on my hardest days; in each poem I can taste the joy and love of a dog, and the disciplined calm of loving and caring for a dog.

zembla Just the thought of reading this book has me like this comic: http://hotcomicsforcoolpeople.tumblr.com/post/123990818632 #dogsaresogood 3y
subwayreads @christinamcc yes! That's how each poem feels #dogsarethebest 3y
Gezemice So cute! 3y
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