Why I Wake Early

Why I Wake Early

by Mary Oliver

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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 Press
Publication date: 04/15/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 88
Sales rank: 27,818
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Mary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry and the National Book Award, is one of the most celebrated and best-selling poets in America. Her books include New and Selected Poems, Volume One and New and Selected Poems, Volume Two; Why I Wake Early; Owls and Other Fantasies; House of Light; Dream Work; White Pine; West Wind; The Leaf and the Cloud; and What Do We Know. She has also published five books of prose, including Blue Pastures, Rules for the Dance, and Winter Hours, and an audio, At Blackwater Pond.

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Why I Wake Early 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 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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My second book of her poetry and it did not disappoint.