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Thousand Mornings: Poems
Thousand Mornings: Poems | Mary Oliver
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The "New York Times"-bestselling collection of poems from celebrated poet Mary Oliver In "A Thousand Mornings," Mary Oliver 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. Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her treasured dog Percy, Oliver is open to the teachings contained in the smallest of moments and explores with startling clarity, humor, and kindness the mysteries of our daily experience. Mary Oliver's latest book, "Dog Songs," was published in October 2013 by The Penguin Press"
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Robotswithpersonality
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Oh, yes. Continuing to vibe with Mary Oliver's subject matter and form of expression. Will definitely be reading more from her.

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Robotswithpersonality
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Speaking of looking for the words...I feel this. So much.

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kspenmoll
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“Have I lived enough?
Have I loved enough?
Have I considered Right Action enough,
Have I come to any conclusion?
Have I experienced happiness with
sufficient gratitude?
Have I endured loneliness with grace?

I say this,or perhaps I am just thinking it.
Actually, I probably think too much.

Then I step out into the garden,
where the gardener, who is said to be a simple
man,is tending his children,the roses.

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Bookwomble
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"I go down to the shore in the morning
and depending on the hour the waves
are rolling in or moving out,
and I say, oh, I am miserable,
what shall -
what should I do? And the sea says
in its lovely voice:
Excuse me, I have work to do."

I did go down to the shore, at Llanbadrig, Anglesey, and though it was late afternoon rather than morning, and though I actually wasn't miserable, this first poem in the collection still felt right and meaningful.

Bookwormjillk Love that one! 1mo
Bookwomble @Bookwormjillk It's wonderful, isn't it? Just finished the collection, which was wonderful, too 1mo
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AvidReader25
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I am not a poetry person, but so many people told me to try Mary Oliver. This was my first foray into her work and I absolutely loved it. Her observations about the beauty of simple moments in nature around her took my breath away.

“The man who has many answers
is often found
in the theaters of information
where he offers, graciously,
his deep findings.

While the man who has only questions,
to comfort himself, makes music.”

LiteraryinLawrence That is one cute picture! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Awww!🐶 2mo
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charl08
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Then I step out into the garden,

where the gardener, who is said to be a simple man, is tending his children, the roses.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🌹 2mo
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Nutmegnc
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Litsy, and you all, bring me so much joy. 🌺

BkClubCare I have been thinking about “joy” recently. Thank you for sharing this. 5mo
Nutmegnc I‘m here because of you 🥰🥰🥰 @BkClubCare Many thanks to YOU!! (edited) 5mo
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TheBookHippie
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I Go Down To The Shore

I go down to the shore in the morning
and depending on the hour the waves
are rolling in or moving out,
and I say, oh, I am miserable,
what shall—
what should I do? And the sea says
in its lovely voice:
Excuse me, I have work to do.

#poetry

kspenmoll Perfect! 5mo
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Twocougs
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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wanderinglynn
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From Mary Oliver‘s Facebook page. 💃🏼🕺🏻💜

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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I really enjoyed reading this collection of #poetry
It's short and powerful, as all quality poems should be.

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Vivlio_Gnosi
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The title poem
#poetry

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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TheBookHippie
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Tamra Beautiful pic! 12mo
TheBookHippie @Tamra thanks -my outdoor table 🤍 12mo
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TheBookHippie
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#poetryswap2021

I was lucky to have TWO swap poetry friends

ALLLLL of it wonderful.

Poetry, Coffee, M &Ms is their more to life? I think not.

Massively grateful!! All of these were on my wish list to own which is mind boggling to me! Great picks ! Thank you soo much!

Chrissy and I plan to do this again in APRIL for poetry month. 🤍🤍 keep an eye out in 2022.

Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍😍 12mo
Nute I‘m so happy that you are excited about the poetry books that I selected for you. I had so much fun participating in #SummerPoetrySwap Yay! I already cannot wait until the next time around!☺️ #PoetrySwap2021 (edited) 12mo
ozma.of.oz I am so glad you enjoy them! And I cannot wait to do this again next year! 💕💕 12mo
TheBookHippie @ozma.of.oz I have wanted to own Mary Oliver for a long long time! I am starting with a poem a day tomorrow! Just LOVE. I am eating M & M s as we speak! HAHAHAHA. 12mo
ozma.of.oz Sounds like an excellent Sunday! Enjoy! ❤️ 12mo
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jen_the_scribe
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Mary Oliver always does the trick... to soothe, to have you considering more important things (like the beauty and ferocity of nature), to inspire...

Nute What a perfect moment! 1y
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ozma.of.oz
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I‘ve been a fan of Oliver‘s since college. And I actually read quite a few of these poems for a class then. This is the first time I‘ve read through this collection completely.

Oliver‘s observations on nature are so simple, but still powerful. She finds joy in moments, peace in observations, and this was full of moments of respite that I have needed over the past year. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

Soubhiville @Eyelit weren‘t you looking for a book of nature poetry for a challenge? 1y
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alisonrose
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I‘m clearly in the minority but I wasn‘t very impressed with this collection. Poems can be observations but observations are not necessarily poems. There were a few striking & beautiful lines, and the longer poems were stronger, but mostly I found this rather pedestrian and oddly twee at times. Many of the poems left me thinking “Huh?” or “Yeah, and?” I might try another of her collections to see if it works better but this was mostly meh. 2/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose

Every day I‘m still looking for God
and I‘m still finding him everywhere

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alisonrose

Oh the house of denial has thick walls
and very small windows
and whoever lives there, little by little,
will turn to stone.

kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
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Bookwormjillk
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I love Mary Oliver‘s poems. This collection touched on the ocean, dancing, and climbing trees. Just what I needed for this strange holiday season. #BookSpinBingo #DashingDecember #ReadYourWay #WinterGames2020 #ReadNoseReindeer #CrushTheRush

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
TheSpineView 👍📖📚 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
IndoorDame Love!!! 2y
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jen_the_scribe
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I preordered this collection of Mary Oliver beauties a couple of months ago and it just arrived. 😍

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danibel
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Currently reading

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Qpri
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The last two lines 💚

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Kristin_Reads
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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GatheringBooks
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kspenmoll ❤️❤️ 2y
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ReadingRachael
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1. Most any poetry on nature, I really enjoyed the tagged by Mary Oliver.
2. Couldn‘t think of anything right off, so I‘ll say driving....I was terrified as a teen and tried to convince my parents that I could go anywhere I wanted with public transit....glad I learned though
3. Yes, but I have trouble getting anything started as I can‘t decide what I want to do...lol
4. I think it was Karma Police, by Radiohead

#FRIYAYINTRO

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erzascarletbookgasm
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A miracle in the #morning

#poetrymatters

TrishB Lovely ❤️ 2y
TheSpineView ❤❤❤ 2y
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Victoriahoperose
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Wow. This was a beautiful book of poetry. So glad someone recommended it to me. I will definitely be reading more of Mary Oliver. #booked2020 #readinaday

Cinfhen Lovely 😊 3y
TiredLibrarian Love Mary Oliver 💕 3y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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A ‘relaxing‘ and calming book, it‘s a collection of poignant meditation on nature and self...the poems are Mary Oliver‘s observations of nature and the nature of life.
#NamasteNovember #Serenity

JennyM The cover itself makes me reflective❣️ 3y
Eggs Beautiful 🤗 3y
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slategreyskies
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Oh god, Mary—- you‘ve done it again. Your poems nourish me. I wish I could thank you for writing them.

Highly recommended! 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!! #poetry

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Bibliogeekery
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Another lovely collection by Mart Oliver! #poetry. #queerbooks

Cathythoughts ♥️♥️♥️ 3y
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jmtrivera
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I enjoyed this collection of poetry. Often when I read poetry, I feel that I have to read some poems twice to fully appreciate them. In this case, I just wanted to read them twice, & so I did. I highlighted many lines, & a couple of poems in their entirety. Oliver's writing is so simple, & yet so expressive. It made me happy. I definitely plan to pick up more of Oliver's work.

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EclecticReaders
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We‘d have to agree with NPR, seeing as our last podcast episode was a poetry one! Article: https://www.npr.org/2019/06/29/737073800/podcasts-are-providing-a-new-way-into-p... Do you enjoy poetry?

mhillis This is interesting! Thanks for sharing! 3y
SW-T Thanks for sharing😊 3y
EclecticReaders @mhillis @SW-T You‘re welcome! 3y
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rjsthumbelina
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I enjoyed this. Read it in 2 sittings. I loved the description Oliver uses. In the past, I remember not liking poems I had read by her. It's funny how tastes can change. I had seen that the #eclecticreaderspodcast had picked this one for June, and thought it would be fun to join in. I wasn't disappointed #poetrymatters @EclecticReaders

EclecticReaders So glad to hear you enjoyed the poetry collection! It is interesting how tastes can change over the years. 3y
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Merethebookgal
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Are you a poetry fan? In this podcast episode I talk with Tara and Jeannette about our favorite poets, poetry memories from school, and then we discuss Mary Oliver‘s poetry collection “A Thousand Mornings.” Listen at eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/66 or subscribe to Eclectic Readers in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast app! #EclecticReaders #podcast

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EclecticReaders
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‪Tara finally gets her #EclecticReaders poetry episode! Jeannette and Meredith talk with her about their favorite poets, poetry memories from school, and then they discuss Mary Oliver‘s poetry collection A Thousand Mornings. ‬Listen at
‪eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/66 ‬or on Apple Podcasts/podcast apps under Eclectic Readers

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Palimpsest
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This was my first experience reading a collection by Oliver. I feel that in order to do a poem justice it really should be read a few times. I didn‘t break each poem down, but I could feel the coalescence of nature, stillness, a quiet moment. With any collection I enjoyed some poems more than others. One of my favorites was “I happened to be Standing.” I will definitely be returning to Oliver‘s poetry again.

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EclecticReaders
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Read some poetry with us!! #EclecticReaders

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Mary Oliver. 🖤

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kspenmoll
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TheBookHippie I love this!! 4y
batsy Lovely. 4y
monalyisha She‘s the best. 💖 4y
merelybookish Gorgeous! Makes me miss living near the ocean! 🌊🌊 4y
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsySept18 Day 27: 16 year old daughter and I are reading Mary Oliver‘s A Thousand #Morning(s) together starting late last night. As she gets swallowed up by end of year exam preparations, I remind her to breathe. And one way to do that is by reading poetry together, to be reminded of a thousand and one mornings yet to savour - drenched in beauty, wonder, and awe at the world.

ClairesReads That‘s so lovely 4y
LittleBug That‘s an amazing thing to do for your daughter!💜 4y
kathedron Beautiful poem and lovely post ❤ 4y
TK-421 What a wonderful way to recharge! ❤️ 4y
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elizabethlk
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A quick and simple read, packed with lovely poems. I didn't love everything, but I definitely liked it all and would read more from Mary Oliver in the future. My favourite poems in the collection were Hum, Hum and Green, Green is My Sister's House.

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charl08
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Beautiful poems about the sea (and other things).

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GatheringBooks
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#ReadingResolutions Day 11: Mary Oliver has some sage advice on what to do when death comes so there wont be #TearsOnMyPillow. Hope the text isn‘t too small.

Tanisha_A Love it! 4y
vkois88 4y
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TheBookKeeper
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"The sea can do craziness, it can do smooth, it can lie down like silk breathing or toss havoc shoreward; it can give gifts ot withhold all; it can rise, ebb, froth like an incoming frenzy of fountains, or it can sweet-talk entirely. As I can too, and so, no doubt, can you, and you."
Mary Oliver, A Thousand Mornings

#maryoliver #athousandmornings #thesea #reading #books

Soubhiville Wow, great image! 4y
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Bradleygirl
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Saturday. Nephew's Little League baseball and Mary Oliver #poetry, 2nd of the month. #springtime

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GatheringBooks
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#HopIntoSpring Day 15: When it comes to #Poetry, Mary Oliver is unparalleled. Happy Poetry Month!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for sharing!! 💕 4y
vkois88 😊😊😊 4y
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monalyisha
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Morning, Littens!

I‘m awake... I guess. 😴 I‘m off to work & will to attempt to send out the rest of the #FreakyFriday emails during my lunch break this afternoon!

I know @Clwojick is busy working on her end, too!

Talk soon. 🤗

cobwebmoth Hope you have a great day!❤ 4y
8leagueboot This would definitely work on me. 4y
TK421 😂 4y
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