Blue Horses

Blue Horses


Book - 2014
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In this stunning collection of new poems, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has defined her life's work, describing with wonder both the everyday and the unaffected beauty of nature.   Herons, sparrows, owls, and kingfishers flit across the page in meditations on love, artistry, and impermanence. Whether considering a bird's nest, the seeming patience of oak trees, or the artworks of Franz Marc, Oliver reminds us of the transformative power of attention and how much can be contained within the smallest moments.   At its heart, Blue Horses asks what it means to truly belong to this world, to live in it attuned to all its changes. Humorous, gentle, and always honest, Oliver is a visionary of the natural world.  
Publisher: New York :, Penguin Press,, 2014
ISBN: 9781594204791
Call Number: 811.54 OL45b
Characteristics: 79 pages ; 21 cm


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Jan 28, 2018

One of my favorite books of poetry from Mary Oliver.

Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Aug 18, 2015

This is a lovely book of poems from Mary Oliver. The poems are both accessible and beautiful.

JCLHelenH Jun 14, 2015

Lovely. Accessible. Relate-able. Perfect poetry. And I don't even read poetry.

May 14, 2015

Her best collection since partner died but may be among her last if The Fourth Sign of the Zodiac is autobiographical. An announcement of the cancer that apparently 'entered the forest of my body.' One of the best esp after the passing of Seamus Heaney. Still full of lyrical wonder.

Feb 25, 2015

Another beautiful collection of poetry by Mary Oliver.


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