A Thousand Mornings

A Thousand Mornings

by Mary Oliver
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A Thousand Mornings 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having read everything out there I could get my hands on by Mary Oliver and having used the handbook with my students, was terribly disappointed when I sat down Christmas Eve to read one of my presents. Expecting the wondrous heart and imagery I have come to love, I moved through the poems in this collection at a loss for words. I kept thinking there was some mistake. Maybe the publisher just asked for some material she had sitting around? No surprises, no magic, none of the voice I have come to love.
CJMistral More than 1 year ago
Having just been introduced to Mary Oliver by my daughter, I bought A Thousand Mornings and I was immediately touched by her imagery and sympathy for animals and nature. She brings tears to my eyes with her beautiful elegy for her dog. She seems a bit more wistful and perhaps lonely but I have a lot of catching up on her previous books of poetry before I can actually say that. I had bought this book for my daughter but I'm keeping it for myself and buying another for her. I had read the other review and just wanted to add my opinion because A Thousand Mornings deserves more. It is filled with beauty. It is a moving testament to the beauty of nature and the difficulty with aging. I recommend it and I shall savor reading all her earlier books of poetry.
Mrs_Fartzalot More than 1 year ago
I read the other reviews for this ebook before I bought it, and I understand why at least one of the other reviewers was disappointed. Oliver's poetry has changed a little, perhaps grown more prose-like, instead of her usual concise observations. But I thought it still retained the ability to observe and articulate the beauty and spirituality all around us. I simply think that as Oliver continues to grow in understanding (as we all do), her poetry has to change a little to reflect the developing person she is. I enjoyed it just as much as her previous works (my fav is New and Selected Poems, Vol. 1), and the only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 stars is that it was short (only 52 pgs.!) and yet I paid as much for it as I did an entire novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago