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by Mary Oliver

  • ISBN: 0807068977
  • Category: Poetry
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Mary Oliver
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Beacon Press; 1St Edition edition (September 1, 2007)
  • Pages: 88
  • ePub book: 1648 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1193 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 594

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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.

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In contrast, Oliver appeared constantly in her later works. But as Reynolds noted this self-consciousness is a rich and graceful addition.

It has always seemed, across her 15 books of poetry, five of prose and several essays and chapbooks, that Mary Oliver might leave us at any minute. Even a 1984 Pulitzer Prize couldn’t pin her to the ground.

Thirst, a collection of forty-three new poems from Pulitzer Prize-winner Mary Oliver, introduces two new directions in the poet’s work. It has always seemed, across her 15 books of poetry, five of prose and several essays and chapbooks, that Mary Oliver might leave us at any minute. She’d change quietly into a heron or a bear and fly or walk on forever.

Thirst, a collection of fortythree new poems from Pulitzer Prizewinner 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 frst time Thirst, a collection of fortythree new poems from Pulitzer Prizewinner Mary Oliver, introduces two new directions in the poet's work.

Mary Oliver is an American poet who has won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. The New York Times described her as far and away, best-selling poet. Oliver’s first collection of poems, No Voyage and Other Poems, was published in 1963, when she was 28. During the early 1980s, Oliver taught at Case Western Reserve University. Her fifth collection of poetry, American Primitive, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984. This is a little selection of her best and famous poems. Browse all poems and texts published on Mary Oliver.

Poem Hunter all poems of by Mary Oliver poems. 92 poems of Mary Oliver. Still I Rise, The Road Not Taken, If You Forget Me, Dreams, Annabel Lee. Mary Oliver has a way of shaking us out of our cultural blindness to the natural world around us and startling us into seeing what has always been there but ignored. Her poems at best are powerful in that they include, not just a platitude of nature, but teeth and claws, the hunger, death and aliveness.

Thirst, a collection of fortythree new poems from Pulitzer Prizewinner Mary Oliver, introduces two new . In three stunning long poems, Oliver explores the dimensions and tests the parameters of religious doctrine, asking of being good, for example, To what purpose?, Hope of Heaven?

Thirst, a collection of fortythree new poems from Pulitzer Prizewinner Mary Oliver, introduces two new directions in the poet's work. In three stunning long poems, Oliver explores the dimensions and tests the parameters of religious doctrine, asking of being good, for example, To what purpose?, Hope of Heaven? Not that. But to enter, the other kingdom: grace, and imagination,, and the multiple sympathies: to be as a leaf, a rose,/ a dolphin. Thirst, a collection of forty-three new poems from Pulitzer Prize-winner Mary Oliver, introduces two new directions in the poet’s work.

Much of Mary Oliver’s poetry has to do with walks she has taken in the woods, but there is always something else underneath-the idea that it is important to look at the world we live in to get an idea of who we are as humans within an ecosystem. Nature is central to Oliver’s idea of God. For those who don’t read a lot of Mary Oliver poems and would like to begin including it in their regular reading diet, treat this as a guide where to start. Her first collection, No Voyage and Other Poems, was published in 1963. She won the Pulitzer in 1984 for the collection American Primitive.

Mary Oliver Thirst Poems. The third poem "Thirst" is the last poem in this book of the same title. Buddha says that it's thirst (trisna) or desire which draws our ego back to earthly life again

Mary Oliver Thirst Poems. Buddha says that it's thirst (trisna) or desire which draws our ego back to earthly life again. But Mary Oliver's thirst is not for material things of this world, but prayers for goodness of the spirit which is truly admirable. Mary Oliver (born 1935). Messenger My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird equal seekers of sweetness.

Thirst, a collection of fortythree new poems from Pulitzer Prizewinner 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 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.

Comments

Swordsong Swordsong
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.
TheSuspect TheSuspect
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
Tall Tall
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.
Bu Bu
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
Gio Gio
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.