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Swan. Mary Oliver (2011)

by Mary Oliver(Favorite Author)
4.26 of 5 Votes: 5
1852249072 (ISBN13: 9781852249076)
Bloodaxe Books
review 1: I was introduced to Mary Oliver nearly a year ago and she quickly became one of my favorite poets. I read Swan as a part of my celebration of National Poetry Month and I was not disappointed. It is a thin volume, but full of some real treasures. She writes of "Mystery" as another name for God, and I believe her poems seek to reveal that very divine mystery. I highly recommend Mary Oliver and this current collection of poems.
review 2: There is a reason, especially in Mary Oliver's case, why "The Poet is Told to Fill Up More Pages": her gift for saying scary and true and beautifully profound things to your face through a gently insistent poem is astonishingly consistent. Obviously half the battle for the reader is to be brave enough to read another poem, anothe
... morer book, when you know that 9 out of 10 of them will provide that jolt to the spirit that sometimes exhilarates, sometimes makes us feel all those corners of ourselves that we keep locked up tight. Be courageous and you will feel understood. You will feel, by the end of it, brave enough to "Refuse all cooperation with the heart's death." That is nothing to shrug at. less
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I wish to add this to my poetry shelf!
I enjoyed this collection.
always beautiful work.
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