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A collection of poems explores the mysterious landscape of the human heart, describing the meaning and wonder of loving another person.
Publisher: New York :, Penguin Press,, 2016
ISBN: 9781594206764
Branch Call Number: ANF 811.54 OLI
Characteristics: 81 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Oliver, Mary 1935-


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Nov 07, 2018

This was a very courageous and even audacious set of poems: who would really try to publish poems written like a 14-year-old's 'C' earning English class homework? The poetry has the vocabulary range of a child, is very flat and explicit, and has truly eye-rolling clich├ęs, for example, "be still, my soul...".

Nov 28, 2016

These poems are so lovely and speak to the difficulties and fruitfulness of having a gratitude practice. The poems on love were fabulous.

Oct 03, 2016

Mary Oliver writes about nature and the human heart with equal grace.

Chapel_Hill_KrystalB Sep 12, 2016

I decided recently that I want to read more poetry, and considering I'm a big ol' novice, Mary Oliver seemed like a solid starting place. And I liked this one... but not deeply. I wasn't blown away and I really wanted to be, and actually, really NEED to be with poetry. I'll keep trying, though, because if she has more poems that I'll love as much as I loved, "Everything That Was Broken," it's totally worth it.

Jul 05, 2016

Worth sitting with for a while though it can be read through so quickly. Oliver is a master at her craft, and now documents the transitions of her writings from earthy origins to that which lies beyond the earth. Very deep indeed. Delightful!

mallc Feb 23, 2016

Beautiful as always with moments of lucid and gentle wisdom.

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