Mary oliver a thousand mornings
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[Poetry Friday] The Beauty of “A Thousand Mornings” by Mary Oliver
Oliver is funny and renegade as she protests cultural vapidity, greed, violence, and environmental decimation and ravishing in her close readings of nature. Over the course of her long career, she received numerous awards. She led workshops and held residencies at various colleges and universities, including Bennington College, where she held the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching. She died in Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her treasured dog Percy, Oliver is open to the teachings contained in the smallest of moments and explores with startling clarity, humor, and kindness the mysteries of our daily experience.
44 quotes from A Thousand Mornings: 'I Go Down To The ShoreI go down to the shore in the morningand depending on the hour the wavesare rolling in or.
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I go down to the shore in the morning and depending on the hour the waves are rolling in or moving out, and I say, oh, I am miserable, what shall- what should I do? And the sea says in its lovely voice: Excuse me, I have work to do. There are lots of ways to dance and to spin, sometimes it just starts my feet first then my entire body, I am spinning no one can see it but it is happening. I am so glad to be alive, I am so glad to be loving and loved. Even if I were close to the finish, even if I were at my final breath, I would be here to take a stand, bereft of such astonishments, but for them. Sometimes breaking the rules is just extending the rules.
I also came across a musical video of the poem with images from the Ganges. You can also read the transcript here. I especially love this remark she makes about poetry:. I have the feeling that a lot of poets writing now are — they sort of tap dance through it. See this remembrance of Mary Oliver with links to more of her poems. Tags: American Veda , ancient holy city , beatles in india , bliss , books , Dear Prudence , dipping in the ganges , ghat , holy river , inner satisfaction , Kumbh Mela , Literature , maria shriver , Mary Oliver , Philip Goldberg , poet , Poetry , Prudence Farrow , reverence , shiva , silence , simplicity , spiritual communion , spirituality , varanasi , west meets east.
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