House of Light
This collection of poems by Mary Oliver once again invites the reader to step across the threshold of ordinary life into a world of natural and spiritual luminosity.

Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
—Mary Oliver, "The Summer Day" (one of the poems in this volume)

Winner of a 1991 Christopher Award

Winner of the 1991 Boston Globe Lawrence L. Winship Book Award

This book was published with two different covers. Customers will be shipped the book with one of the available covers.
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House of Light
This collection of poems by Mary Oliver once again invites the reader to step across the threshold of ordinary life into a world of natural and spiritual luminosity.

Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
—Mary Oliver, "The Summer Day" (one of the poems in this volume)

Winner of a 1991 Christopher Award

Winner of the 1991 Boston Globe Lawrence L. Winship Book Award

This book was published with two different covers. Customers will be shipped the book with one of the available covers.
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House of Light

House of Light

by Mary Oliver
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by Mary Oliver

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Overview

This collection of poems by Mary Oliver once again invites the reader to step across the threshold of ordinary life into a world of natural and spiritual luminosity.

Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
—Mary Oliver, "The Summer Day" (one of the poems in this volume)

Winner of a 1991 Christopher Award

Winner of the 1991 Boston Globe Lawrence L. Winship Book Award

This book was published with two different covers. Customers will be shipped the book with one of the available covers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807068113
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 04/08/1992
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 135,426
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

About The Author
Mary Oliver (1935–2019), winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, is one of the most celebrated and best-selling poets in America. She wrote over 30 volumes of poetry and prose, including Blue Iris, Owls and Other Fantasies, Why I Wake Early, two volumes of New and Selected Poems, and Devotions, as well as two essay collections, Long Life and Upstream.

Table of Contents

Some Questions You Might Ask
Moccasin Flowers
The Buddha’s Last Instruction
Spring
Singapore
The Hermit Crab
Lilies
Wings
The Swan
The Kingfisher
Indonesia
“Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen”
Turtle
The Deer
The Loon on Oak-Head Pond
What Is It?
Writing Poems
Some Herons
Five A.M. in the Pinewoods
Little Owl Who Lives in the Orchard
The Gift
Pipefish
The Kookaburras
The Lilies Break Open Over the Dark Water
Death at a Great Distance
The Notebook
Praise
Looking for Snakes
Fish Bones
The Oak Tree at the Entrance to Blackwater Pond
Everything
Nature
Snake
The Ponds
The Summer Day
Serengeti
The Terns
Roses, Late Summer
Herons in Winter in the Frozen Marsh
Looking at a Book of van Gogh’s Paintings, in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Foxes in Winter
How Turtles Come to Spend the Winter in the Aquarium, Then Are Flown South and Released Back Into the Sea
Crows
Maybe
Finches
White Owl Flies Into and Out of the Field
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