New and Selected Poems – Mary Oliver

Oliver, M. (1992). New and selected poems. Beacon Press.

Mary Oliver (1935-2019) won the National Book Award (1992) and the Pulitzer Prize (1984) and was awarded four honorary doctorates among other accolades.

From The Snowshoe Hare:

“…the pale spires of the broken flowers of thost summer – fluttering a little but only like the lapping threads of the wind itself – ” (48).

“there is still nothing that you can hear / but the cold creek moving / over the old pebbles ‘ and across the field and into / another year. (48-49).