I know several lives worth living...
Rereading, love every poem. She was such a treasure
Poetry books don‘t usually take me very long to read, but I found myself slowing down naturally as I read each poem. The poems seem to require you to slow down and feel them, and then think about them a little, and the way they present nature. Would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys nature or poetry in general.
⬆️When Death Comes-Mary Oliver. Mary Oliver passed Jan 17, 2019 I don‘t read a lot of poetry and I have barely started to delve into Oliver‘s work. What I have read from her speaks deeply to me. I heard the best way to describe Oliver, on the Book Riot Podcast, Rebecca said, “If Nature is your church, Mary Oliver is the high priestess” 2019 has become a year where I come back to what I love. #poetrymatters photo: Nigel & I on a walk back in Fall
#PoetryMatters #sun #MaryOliver #goodmorningsunshine
Could not resist one more sun poem. I hang this poem up in winter to read when it‘s so cold I hate to leave my toasty bed. My bed is next to an east facing window so the sun streams in.
“to be wild and perfect for a moment, before they are
-‘Peonies,‘ Mary Oliver. #poetry
And if your spirit
carries within it
that is heavier than lead—
if it‘s all you can do
to keep on trudging—
there is still
somewhere deep within you
a beast shouting that the earth
is exactly what it wanted ...
Book 2 of #24in48 finished. I accidentally took an Advil PM this morning for my headache instead of an Excedrin. Light reading required as I'm so sleepy now. 😂😂
Mary Oliver. ❤️ Are words even necessary?
"Still, what I want in my life / is to be willing / to be dazzled - / to cast aside the weight of facts / and maybe even / to float a little / above this difficult world."
I find a new gem every time I re-read Mary Oliver. I read "Strawberry Moon" for the first time last night and it blew me away.
Not that I ever really finish a poetry book, but it feels like time to move on to Volume 2.
I have been reading a couple of these poems every morning, to start my day. Each morning I can be sure she'll point out some "ordinary" thing and it will shine with meaning and wonder. She is a remarkable poet who writes in the language of field, wood and seashore, not that of the PhD thesis. Her poems challenge me to love this world and to love being here.
Go home Amazon. You're drunk. Paperback $12.40. Kindle edition $17.99. #wtfamazon 😦W. T. F.
It's a Mary Oliver kind of night! 😍 #queerbooks
Stunning. I've been feeling very anxious lately, and this gave me space to sit and breathe and heal, something I think the best poetry should do. This is a collection of her older poems, so occasionally there are one or two that are problematic when it comes to native Americans, but overall it's an amazing work.