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ISBN: 1852247762
Author: Mary Oliver
Language: English
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books (2007)
Pages: 80
Category: Poetry
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 162
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Thirst, a collection of fortythree new poems from Pulitzer Prizewinner Mary Oliver, introduces two new directions in the poet's work.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Grappling with grief at the death of her beloved partner of over forty years.

Thirst, a collection of forty-three new poems from Pulitzer Prize-winner Mary Oliver, introduces two new directions in. .

Thirst, a collection of forty-three new poems from Pulitzer Prize-winner Mary Oliver, introduces two new directions in the poet’s work. Grappling with grief at the death of her beloved partner of over forty years, she strives to experience sorrow as a path to spiritual progress, grief as part of loving and not its end. And within these pages she chronicles for the first time her discovery of faith, without abandoning the love of the physical world that has been a hallmark of her work for four decades

Oliver has since published twenty books of poetry and six books of prose. To read Thirst, is to feel gratititude for the simple fact of being alive.

Oliver has since published twenty books of poetry and six books of prose. As a young woman, Oliver studied at Ohio State University and Vassar College, but took no degree. She lived for several years at the home of Edna St. Vincent Millay in upper New York state, companion to the poet's sister Norma Millay. It was there, in the late '50s, that she met photographer Molly Malone Cook. This is not surprising, as it is the effect best work has produced in readers for the past 43 years. -Angela O'Donnell, America Magazine. Mary Oliver moves by instinct, faith, and determination.

Thirst by Mary Oliver. On September 27, 2014August 26, 2014 By Christina's WordsIn Poetry. Another morning and I wake with thirst for the goodness I do not have. I walk out to the pond and all the way God has given us such beautiful lessons. Oh Lord, I was never a quick scholar but sulked and hunched over my books past the hour and the bell; grant me, in your mercy, a little more time. Love for the earth and love for you are having such a long conversation in my heart.

Thirst, a collection of forty-three new poems from the Pulitzer Prize-winner Mary Oliver, introduces two new directions in the poet's work

Thirst, a collection of forty-three new poems from the Pulitzer Prize-winner Mary Oliver, introduces two new directions in the poet's work. Grappling with grief at the death of the love of her life and partner of over forty years, the remarkable photographer Molly Malone Cook, she strives to experience sorrow as a path to spiritual progress, grief as part of loving and not Thirst, a collection of forty-three new poems from the Pulitzer Prize-winner Mary Oliver, introduces two new directions in the.

Oliver’s poetry focused on the quiet of occurrences of nature: industrious hummingbirds, egrets, motionless ponds, lean owls, hunkering with their lamp-eyes. Kumin also noted that Oliver stands quite comfortably on the margins of things, on the line between earth and sky, the thin membrane that separates human from what we loosely call animal. Oliver’s poetry won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and a Lannan Literary Award for lifetime achievement.

Thirst, a collection of fortythree new poems from Pulitzer Prizewinner Mary Oliver, introduces two new directions in the poet's work. And within these pages she chronicles for the frst time her discovery of faith, without abandoning the love of the physical world that has been a hallmark of her work for four decades.

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Mary Oliver ings of pearls that tell almost, but never quite, where h.

Mary Oliver ings of pearls that tell almost, but never quite, where he is apt to rise-how he is gone, gone, so long I despair of him, then he trims, wetly, up the. Far shore and if he looks back he is surely laughing

Mary Oliver is one of America's best-loved poets. Her luminous poetry celebrates nature and beauty, love and the spirit, silence and wonder, extending the visionary American tradition of Whitman, Emerson, Frost and Emily Dickinson.

Comments:

Vushura
I didn't know the name Mary Oliver or anything about her poetry until sometime during the past few months. I learned of her writing as I often learn of poets and authors with whom I am unfamiliar, i.e. through a book or magazine article that I'm reading. Her name and poems kept appearing in what I was reading. "Thirst: Poems" is the first book of poetry by Ms. Oliver that I have read, and I haven't even finished it yet. If you look her up on an internet search engine, you will learn that she has published several (30 or more?) books of poetry. I'm continuing to read this volume a few poems at a sitting. Reviewers cite Ms. Oliver's poems on nature and the natural world as a primary subject. I have just been looking through the volume and, in this season of Lent, have been drawn to some of her poems that deal with faith and spiritual subjects, e.g. "Gethsemane" and "The Poet Thinks about the Donkey." I gave the book a 5-star rating because, at least thus far, her poems are very readable. She communicates well. Reading her poems, you could almost feel as if you had known her for a good, long time.
Llanonte
I’d expected to love this one because it was the book published after Oliver’s partner of 50 years died and supposedly was a beautiful meditation on grief. I didn’t get that. Unlike most of Oliver’s books, there were few passages I highlighted or poems I bookmarked to reread. Her discussions of religion — more prominent than in other books — seemed awkwardly formed, as if she was trying to find solace in it but couldn't. I’d put this one lower on the list of Oliver titles to try. That said, two bits I liked a lot. One is where she absorbs a lesson from roses around the world in springtime: “the answer was simply to rise/ in joyfulness, all their days./ Have I found any better teaching?” The other is a conclusion about grief: “Therefore I have given precedence/ to all my sudden, sullen, dark moods/ that hold you in the center of my world./ And I say to my body: grow thinner still. And I say to my fingers, type me a pretty song./ And I say to my heart: rave on.” Grade: B
Murn
This is a small, but convincing volume of poetry by an author who clearly knows the tools of her quite trade well. The pieces included are mostly celebratory in nature, which I appreciate, thinking along with the poet that the world is a mostly beautiful place about which endless happy songs should be sung. We have had enough laments for a while, perhaps.

And there are happy songs here concerning snowfalls in which the speaker comes home "red-cheeked from the roused wind," trees that speak through their leaves, and luna moths. A dog appreciates a sunset, we look into the "nameless stars" that swim in a snake's eye, and the ghost of Walt Whitman seems to inhabit lines such as: "when I speak to the fox,/ the sparrow, the lost dog, the shivering sea-goose, know/ that really I am speaking to you whenever I say,/ as I do all morning and afternoon: Come in, Come in." Oliver is speaking to God, however, whereas Whitman was speaking to humanity, or the great natural world as an indivisible whole.

The lament inevitably comes, however (about halfway through the collection). And the later poems in Thirst deal almost exclusively with the speaker's attempts to reconcile herself with Christiandom's version of god. They lose their footing and slip into a kind of unpleasant (to me, at least) sermonizing. By the end of the book, there are few concrete images left and purely dogmatic statements have crept into the material, although it should be kept in mind that these pieces probably were specfically targeted to Christian and/or Catholic markets.

Overall, it is not worth the price but well worth your time, if that makes any sense.
Nalaylewe
I've been wanting to read Mary Oliver's poems for quite a few years and finally took the plunge. I had very high expectations for this poetry book and was not disappointed. I also love the cover of this book as it speaks of infinite possibilities and worlds yet undiscovered.

What I loved most about this book is how it will make you think of the world with more appreciation. Reading this book is truly a spiritual experience.

When reading I could instantly relate to her poems, especially "Messenger" as she talks about hummingbirds and I'd just spent a week at my mother's house watching her hummingbirds drink out of a feeder. It made me realize how true her statement was. As she says: "My work is loving the world."

Her second poem was about snow and I just survived the massive snow storm in the Seattle area. She is a very accessible poet and I could more fully understand her appreciation of nature and beauty after my week dealing with the elements. I felt I read this book at the right time as I could relate to her sense of wonder.

This is a book I'd love to give to anyone who loves poetry and even to those who don't. The vivid images and the invitation to a deeper relationship with God is truly beautiful. Two poems made me laugh but two poems also brought me close to tears with their magnificence.

I like how she ends some of her poems with a sense of mystery. These poems will bless you with their beauty. Mary Oliver's soul is truly extraordinary and exquisite. After reading this book I am filled with gratitude and love. Reading these poems will leave you with a warm glow in your heart.

~The Rebecca Review
Eng.Men
Here I thought ONLY Khalil Gibran's poetry, no matter how many times I've read it, could ever move me to tears. My god, how wrong I was and for this, I could not be more grateful. This is writing which brings a keen awareness to the magnificence and innocence of being and of being in nature. It shall melt your heart over and over again as your consciousness moves through the soul of her words. Experience your spirit soar and your heart expand ad infinitum.

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