Format:
Book
Author:
Oliver, Mary, 1935- author.
Title:
Devotions : the selected poems of Mary Oliver / Mary Oliver.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
Description:
xx, 455 pages ; 25 cm
Summary:
"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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subjects:
POETRY / General.
POETRY / American / General.
Poetry.
Poetry.
American poetry -- 20th century.
American poetry -- 21st century.
Genre:
Poetry.
Poetry.
Poetry.
Other Title:
Poems. Selections
Notes:
Includes index of titles and first lines.
Contents:
From Felicity -- 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 -- 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 -- Lonliness -- Do stones feel? -- Drifting -- Blueberries -- The vulture's wings -- What gorgeous thing -- From dog songs -- 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 -- 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 -- I worried -- I own a house -- Don't hesitate -- Swan -- Passing the unworked field -- How I go to the woods -- On the beach -- From evidence -- 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 -- The other kingdoms -- The gift -- Coyote in the dark, coyotes remembered -- From red bird -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- The dipper -- Spring -- While I am writing a poem to celebrate summer, the meadowlark begins to sing -- Catbird -- Backyard -- From what do we know? -- 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 -- Flare -- From the book of time -- From west wind -- Have you 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 -- May -- Yes! No! -- In Pobiddy, Georgia -- Porcupine -- Wrens -- Mockingbirds -- I found a dead fox -- Morning glories -- August -- Toad -- I looked up -- The sea mouse -- From new and selected poems: volume one -- The sun -- Goldenrod -- When death comes -- Whelks -- Goldfinches -- Poppies -- Water snake -- White flowers -- Peonies -- The egret -- Rice -- Rain -- Picking blueberries, Austerlitz, New York, 1957 -- October -- From house of light -- Some questions you might ask -- The Buddha's last instruction -- The summer day -- Spring -- Little owl who lives in the orchard -- The kookaburras -- Roses, late summer -- White owl flies into and out of the field -- Singapore -- The hermit crab -- The kingfisher -- The swan -- Turtle -- The loon on Oak-Head pond -- Five A.M. in the pinewoods -- Some herons -- From dream work -- One or two things -- Morning poem -- Wild geese -- Shadows -- The journey -- Poem -- Two kinds of deliverance -- Black snakes -- 1945-1985: poem for the anniversary -- The sunflowers -- From American primitive -- August -- The kitten -- Moles -- Clapp's pond -- First snow -- Ghosts -- Skunk cabbage -- The snakes -- White night -- The fish -- Humpbacks -- A meeting -- The roses -- Blackberries -- Tecumseh -- In Blackwater woods
From three rivers poetry journal and "three poems for James Wright" -- At Blackwater Pond -- The rabbit -- Three poems for James Wright -- From twelve moons -- Sleeping in the forest -- Snakes in winter -- Music lessons -- Entering the kingdom -- The night traveler -- Beaver moon-the suicide of a friend -- Last days -- The black snake -- The Truro bear -- Mussels -- Snow moon-black bear gives birth -- Strawberry moon -- Pink moon-the pond -- Aunt leaf -- Farm country -- The lamps -- From the river Styx, Ohio -- Learning about the Indians -- Going to Walden -- Night flight -- From no voyage and other poems -- No voyage -- Jack -- Beyond the snow belt -- The swimming lesson -- On winter's margin -- The return -- Morning in a new land.
LCCN:
2017025254
ISBN:
9780399563249
0399563245
Other Number:
971915088
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Control Number:
408362
Call Number:
811/.54
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