A Thousand Mornings: Poems

Author: Mary Oliver
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  • : $29.00(AUD)
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  • : September 2013
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Description

I go down to the shore in the morning
and depending on the hour the waves
are rolling in or moving out,
and I say, oh, I am miserable,
what shall-
what should I do? And the sea says
in its lovely voice:
Excuse me, I have work to do.

Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her treasured dog Percy, Mary Oliver is beautifully open to the teachings contained within the smallest of moments. In A Thousand Mornings she explores, with startling clarity, humour and kindness, the mysteries of our daily experience.

Author description

Mary Oliver published her first book of poetry in 1963 and since then has received numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her book "American Primitive." She lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.