A Thousand Mornings: Poems (Paperback)
Claire's Staff Pick (April 2014):
I hear the thrush singing
in the glowing woods
he is only passing through.
His voice is deep,
Then he lifts it until it seems
to fall from the sky.
I am thrilled.
I am grateful.
Mary Olivers’ words sing to the soul, tell stories of the ocean and the forest creatures and dogs and childhood and love. These are simple poems that make your heart smile, and inspire to slow down and notice the magic of life.— From Claire's Picks
The New York Times-bestselling collection of poems from celebrated poet Mary Oliver In A Thousand Mornings, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her life's work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. 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. Mary Oliver's latest book, Upstream, will be published in October 2016 by Penguin Press
About the Author
Born in a small town in Ohio, MARY OLIVER published her first book of poetry in 1963 at the age of twenty-eight. Over the course of her long career, she has received numerous awards. Her fourth book, American Primitive, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984. She has led workshops and held residencies at various colleges and universities, including Bennington College, where she held the Catherine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching. Oliver currently lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.