A Thousand Mornings

A Thousand Mornings


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Penguin Putnam
Mornings with the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver


In A THOUSAND MORNINGS, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her life’s work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. In these pages, Oliver shares the wonder of dawn, the grace of animals, and the transformative power of attention. Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her adored dog, Percy, she is ever patient in her observations and open to the teachings contained in the smallest of moments.


Our most precious chronicler of physical landscape, Oliver opens our eyes to the nature within, to its wild and its quiet. With startling clarity, humor, and kindness, A THOUSAND MORNINGS explores the mysteries of our daily experience.

Baker & Taylor
Presents a collection of poems that explore such themes as the wonder of nature, the power of attention, and the mysteries of the daily experience.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781594204777
Branch Call Number: 811.54 OL45t 2012
Characteristics: 82 p. ; 21 cm


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Dec 29, 2018

This set of poems was so poor that it was rather taxing to read them all; there were none that I liked and none that stood out from the rest.

Jan 28, 2018

Wordsmith Mary Oliver. After returning this copy, I went out an purchased a copy for my own shelves.

Dec 13, 2016

Mary Oliver writes in a way that is both profound and approachable with easy grace. Highly recommend her poetry - Felicity has been my favorite of her books. This one has heavy focus on her relationship to nature. Morning Paper was my favorite.

Jul 08, 2015

Only Poet Mary Oliver can string simple words and phrases together to create literary pearls.

Her poems appear pedestrian on the surface until they hit me over the head with profundity.

I especially enjoyed, "Life Story" on page 71 and the poem about her dog, Percy.


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Jul 08, 2015

"When I lived under the black oaks I felt I was made of leaves." from the poem, Life Story.


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