Tag Archives: Mary Oliver

“… just looking and listening is the real work…” – Mary Oliver

And I am thinking: maybe just looking and listening is the real work. Maybe the world, without us, is the real poem.                              ~ Mary Oliver

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Welcome Comfrey… Happy Birthday, Oops. Borage. My bad.

[note, I am correcting this blog entry on July 1st. A friend informed me, correctly, that this plant is BORAGE, not Comfrey. So, mea culpa, and my bad, and I’m such a silly two-legged capable of such errors. Oh, well. … Continue reading

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Prayers to Mary Oliver, and a Poem

The Poetry Foundation has posted a short article about Mary Oliver and her health. She needs prayers and we can only hope that this gift of a women who has given us such powerful poetry will recover and continue to … Continue reading

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The Ponds – by Mary Oliver

The Ponds Every year the lilies are so perfect … I can hardly believe their lapped light crowding the black, mid-summer ponds. Nobody could count all of them — the muskrats swimming among the pads and the grasses can reach … Continue reading

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When I Am Among the Trees – Poem by Mary Oliver

When I Am Among the Trees by Mary Oliver When I am among the trees, especially the willows and the honey locust, equally the beech, the oaks and the pines, they give off such hints of gladness. I would almost … Continue reading

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Messenger – Poem by Mary Oliver

Messenger by Mary Oliver My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird—equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old?  Is … Continue reading

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“Here you are, Alive…” quote- Mary Oliver

“That’s the big question, the one the world throws at you every morning. ‘Here you are, alive. Would you like to make a comment?’” –Mary Oliver, from the foreword of her book Long Life: Essays and other Writing

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Everything – Poem by Mary Oliver

Everything by Mary Oliver I want to make poems that say right out, plainly, what I mean, that don’t go looking for the laces of elaboration, puffed sleeves. I want to keep close and use often words like heavy, heart, … Continue reading

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The Universe as We Know it… In this “Wild and Precious Life”!

The Universe as We Know it… Now. This video on YouTube is incredibly humbling and inspiring at the same time. Below is the write-up on it. To think that we are part of this vast, vast Universe… what an amazing … Continue reading

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The Place I Want To Get Back To – Mary Oliver, Poem

The Place I Want To Get Back To by Mary Oliver is where in the pinewoods in the moments between the darkness and first light two deer came walking down the hill and when they saw me they said to … Continue reading

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