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Why I Wake Early - Mary Oliver

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Published: 15th April 2004
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Mary Oliver has been writing poetry for nearly five decades, and in that time she has become America's foremost poetic voice on our experience of the physical world. This collection presents forty-two new poems, all written within the last two years, wach exhibiting the power and grace that have ceome the hallmarks of Oliver's work.
This volume includes poems on crickets, toads, trout lillies, bears; on greeting the morning, watching deer, and, finally, on lingering in happiness. Each poem is imbued with the extraordinary perceptions of a poet at the height of her power, considering the everyday in our lives and finding reasons to marvel at all around her.

Praise for Mary Oliver's poetry:

'These are life enhancing and redemptive poems that coax the sublime from the subliminal.' --Sally Connolly, Poetry

'Mary Oliver's poems are natural growths out of a loam of perception and feeling, and instinctive skill with language makes them seem effortless. Reading them is a sensual delight.' --May Swenson

'The gift of Oliver's poetry is that she communicates the beauty she finds in the world and makes it unforgettable.' -Miami Herald

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Why I Wake Earlyp. 3
Bonep. 4
Freshen the Flowers, She Saidp. 7
Where Does the Temple Begin, Where Does It End?p. 8
Beansp. 10
The Arrowheadp. 11
Trout Liliesp. 12
The Poet Goes to Indianap. 13
The Snow Cricketp. 15
The Lover of Earth Cannot Help Herselfp. 17
Have You Seen Blacksnake Swimming?p. 19
How Everything Adores Being Alivep. 20
Cloudsp. 22
Spring at Blackwater: I Go Though the Lessons Already Learnedp. 23
The Lilyp. 24
Look and Seep. 26
This Worldp. 27
At Black Riverp. 28
The Marsh Hawkp. 30
Breakagep. 32
Where Does the Dance Begin, Where Does It End?p. 33
Snow Geesep. 34
What Was Once the Largest Shopping Center in Northern Ohio Was Built Where There Had Been a Pond I Used to Visit Every Summer Afternoonp. 36
The Dovekiep. 37
Somethingp. 38
Logosp. 40
Bearp. 41
Many Milesp. 42
Lunap. 43
"Just a minute," said a voice ...p. 45
This Morning I Watched the Deerp. 49
The Old Poets of Chinap. 50
White-eyesp. 51
Yellowlegsp. 53
The Best I Could Dop. 54
The Wren from Carolinap. 56
Some Things, Say the Wise Onesp. 57
Mindfulp. 58
Song of the Buildersp. 60
Look Againp. 61
Goldenrod, Late Fallp. 62
Novemberp. 63
Daisiesp. 65
Onep. 66
The Soul at Lastp. 68
The Pinewoodsp. 69
Lingering in Happinessp. 71
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ISBN: 9780807068762
ISBN-10: 0807068764
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 71
Published: 15th April 2004
Publisher: Beacon Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.25 x 16.56  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.33