Devotions the selected poems of Mary Oliver

by Oliver, Mary, 1935-2019

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"Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career. Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted verse, expounding on her love for the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things. Identified as "far and away, this country's best selling poet" by Dwight Garner, she now returns with a stunning and definitive collection of her writing from the last fifty years. Carefully curated, these 200 plus poems feature Oliver's work from her very first book of poetry, No Voyage and Other Poems, published in 1963 at the age of 28, through her most recent collection, Felicity, published in 2015. This timeless volume, arranged by Oliver herself, showcases the beloved poet at her edifying best. Within these pages, she provides us with an extraordinary and invaluable collection of her passionate, perceptive, and much-treasured observations of the natural world"--
Contents
From Felicity 2015
I wake close to morning
This morning
The world I live in
Whistling swans
Storage
For Tom Shaw S.S.J.E. (1945-2014)
I know someone
That little beast
The pond
I have just said
The gift
From blue horses 2014
After reading Lucretius, I go to the pond
I don't want to be demure or respectable
Stebbin's gulch
Franz Marc's blue horses
On meditating, sort of
Loneliness
Do stones feel?
Drifting
Blueberries
The vulture's wings
What gorgeous thing
From Dog songs 2013
The storm
Percy (one)
Little dog's rhapsody in the night (Percy three)
Percy (nine)
Benjamin, who came from who knows where
The dog has run off again
Bazougey
Her grave
The poetry teacher
The first time Percy came back
From a thousand mornings 2012
I go down to the shore
I happened to be standing
Three things to remember
Lines written in the days of growing darkness
An old story
The instant
Tides
The poet compares human nature to the ocean from which we came
Life story
Varanasi
From swan 2010
I worried
I own a house
Don't hestitate
Swan
Passing the unworked field
How I go to the woods
On the beach
From evidence 2009
Violets
We shake with joy
It was early
With thanks to the field sparrow, whose voice is so delicate and humble
A lesson from James Wright
Almost a conversation
To begin with, the sweet grass
Evidence
Prayer
Mysteries, yes
At the river Clarion
From the truro bear and other adventures 2008
The other kingdoms
The gift
Coyote in the dark, coyotes remembered
From red bird 2008
Night herons
Mornings at blackwater
The orchard
Sometimes
Invitation
From this river, when I was a child, I used to drink
We should be well prepared
Meadowlark sings and I greet him in return
Of the empire
Red
Night and the river
Self-portrait
With the blackest of inks
From thirst 2006
When I am among the trees
When the roses speak, I pay attention
Six recognitions of the Lord
Gethsemane
The poet thinks about the donkey
Praying
Doesn't every poet write a poem about unrequited love?
On thy wondrous works I will meditate (Psalm 145)
The chat
Thirst
From new and selected poems: volume two 2005
Hum
lead
Oxygen
White heron rises over blackwater
Honey locust
Song for Autumn
Fireflies
The poet with his face in his hands
Wild, wild
North country
Terns
From blue iris 2004
Just lying on the grass at blackwater
Sea leaves
Morning at blackwater
How would you live then?
How the grass and the flowers came to exist, A God-tale
From why I wake early 2004
Why I wake early
Spring at blackwater: I go through the lessons already learned
Mindful
Lingering in happiness
Daisies
Goldenrod, late fall
The old poets of China
Logos
Snow geese
At Black river
Beans
The arrowhead
Where does the temple begin, where does it end?
From long life 2004
Just as the calendar began to say summer
Can you imagine?
Softest of mornings
Carrying the snake to the garden
From owls and other fantasies 2003
The dipper
Spring
While I am writing a poem to celebrate summer, the meadowlark begins to sing
Catbird
Backyard
From what do we know? 2002
Summer poem
The loon
Winter at Herring Cove
Mink
Blue Iris
You are standing at the edge of the woods
The roses
Stones
One hundred white-sided dolphins on a summer day
From the leaf and the cloud 2000
Flare
From the book of time
From west wind 1997
Have you ever tried to enter the long black branches
Seven white butterflies
At Round Pond
Black oaks
Am I not among the early risers
Fox
From the poem "West Wind"
From white pine 1994
May
Yes! No!
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Subjects Poetry
Fiction
Electronic books.
Poetry.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Penguin Publishing Group2017
2017
Other Titles Poems.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780399563256
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