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.