Why I Wake Early: New Poems

Why I Wake Early: New Poems

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by Mary Oliver
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807068799

ISBN-13: 9780807068793

Pub. Date: 04/15/2005

Publisher: Beacon

The forty-seven new works in this volume include poems on crickets, toads, trout lilies, black snakes, goldenrod, bears, greeting the morning, watching the deer, and, finally, lingering in happiness. Each poem is imbued with the extraordinary perceptions of a poet who considers the everyday in our lives and the natural world around us and finds a multitude of reasons…  See more details below

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The forty-seven new works in this volume include poems on crickets, toads, trout lilies, black snakes, goldenrod, bears, greeting the morning, watching the deer, and, finally, lingering in happiness. Each poem is imbued with the extraordinary perceptions of a poet who considers the everyday in our lives and the natural world around us and finds a multitude of reasons to wake early.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807068793
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
04/15/2005
Edition description:
None
Pages:
88
Sales rank:
100,701
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.41(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Why I Wake Early3
Bone4
Freshen the Flowers, She Said7
Where Does the Temple Begin, Where Does It End?8
Beans10
The Arrowhead11
Trout Lilies12
The Poet Goes to Indiana13
The Snow Cricket15
The Lover of Earth Cannot Help Herself17
Have You Seen Blacksnake Swimming?19
How Everything Adores Being Alive20
Clouds22
Spring at Blackwater: I Go Though the Lessons Already Learned23
The Lily24
Look and See26
This World27
At Black River28
The Marsh Hawk30
Breakage32
Where Does the Dance Begin, Where Does It End?33
Snow Geese34
What Was Once the Largest Shopping Center in Northern Ohio Was Built Where There Had Been a Pond I Used to Visit Every Summer Afternoon36
The Dovekie37
Something38
Logos40
Bear41
Many Miles42
Luna43
"Just a minute," said a voice ...45
This Morning I Watched the Deer49
The Old Poets of China50
White-eyes51
Yellowlegs53
The Best I Could Do54
The Wren from Carolina56
Some Things, Say the Wise Ones57
Mindful58
Song of the Builders60
Look Again61
Goldenrod, Late Fall62
November63
Daisies65
One66
The Soul at Last68
The Pinewoods69
Lingering in Happiness71

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Why I Wake Early: New Poems 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Sketched-by-nature More than 1 year ago
Mary Oliver has articulated those delicate feelings which come from observing nature and being at peace. She also articulates what it's like when that peace is disturbed somehow. Reading her poetry out loud lets her words sink in, one by one, as I feel what she felt.
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