Blue Horses

Blue Horses

by Mary Oliver

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594204791
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/14/2014
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 419,309
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Born in a small town in Ohio, Mary Oliver published her first book of poetry in 1963 at the age of 28. Over the course of her long career, she received numerous awards. Her fourth book, American Primitive, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984. She led workshops and held residencies at various colleges and universities, including Bennington College, where she held the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching. She died in 2019.

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AFTER READING LUCRETIUS, I GO TO THE POND

The slippery green frog

that went to his death

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The New York Journal of Books:
“A lyric collection to be treasured.”

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