Felicity

Felicity

by Mary Oliver

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Overview

Mary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, celebrates love in her new collection of poems

"If I have any secret stash of poems, anywhere, it might be about love, not anger," Mary Oliver once said in an interview. Finally, in her stunning new collection, Felicity, we can immerse ourselves in Oliver’s love poems. Here, great happiness abounds. Our most delicate chronicler of physical landscape, Oliver has described her work as loving the world. With Felicity she examines what it means to love another person. She opens our eyes again to the territory within our own hearts; to the wild and to the quiet. In these poems, she describes—with joy—the strangeness and wonder of human connection. As in Blue Horses, Dog Songs, and A Thousand Mornings, with Felicity Oliver honors love, life, and beauty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698407473
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/13/2015
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 200,537
File size: 843 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

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 has received numerous awards. Her fourth book, American Primitive, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984. She has led workshops and held residencies at various colleges and universities, including Bennington College, where she held the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching.

Table of Contents

The Journey

Don't Worry 3

Walking to Indian River 5

Roses 7

Moments 9

The World I Live In 11

Do the Trees Speak? 13

I Am Pleased to Tell You 15

Leaves and Blossoms along the Way 17

I Wake Close to Morning 19

Meadowlark 21

The Wildest Storm 23

Cobb Creek 25

Nothing Is Too Small Not to Be Wondered About 27

Whistling Swans 29

Storage 31

Humility 33

For Tom Shaw S.S.J.E. 35

That Tall Distance 37

This Morning 39

Love

When Did It Happen? 43

The First Day 45

I Know Someone 47

No, I'd Never Been to This Country 49

I Did Think, Let's Go About This Slowly 51

This and That 53

How Do I Love You? 55

That Little Beast 57

What This Is Not 59

Everything that Was Broken 61

Except for the Body 63

Not Anyone Who Says 65

The Pond 67

Late spring 69

A House, or a Million Dollars 71

I Don't Want to Lose 73

I Have Just Said 75

The Gift 77

Felicity

A Voice from I Don't Know Where 81

Acknowledgments 83

Note 85

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