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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