Oh god, Mary—- you‘ve done it again. Your poems nourish me. I wish I could thank you for writing them.
Highly recommended! 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!! #poetry
I enjoyed this collection of poetry. Often when I read poetry, I feel that I have to read some poems twice to fully appreciate them. In this case, I just wanted to read them twice, & so I did. I highlighted many lines, & a couple of poems in their entirety. Oliver's writing is so simple, & yet so expressive. It made me happy. I definitely plan to pick up more of Oliver's work.
We‘d have to agree with NPR, seeing as our last podcast episode was a poetry one! Article: https://www.npr.org/2019/06/29/737073800/podcasts-are-providing-a-new-way-into-p... Do you enjoy poetry?
I enjoyed this. Read it in 2 sittings. I loved the description Oliver uses. In the past, I remember not liking poems I had read by her. It's funny how tastes can change. I had seen that the #eclecticreaderspodcast had picked this one for June, and thought it would be fun to join in. I wasn't disappointed #poetrymatters @EclecticReaders
Are you a poetry fan? In this podcast episode I talk with Tara and Jeannette about our favorite poets, poetry memories from school, and then we discuss Mary Oliver‘s poetry collection “A Thousand Mornings.” Listen at eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/66 or subscribe to Eclectic Readers in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast app! #EclecticReaders #podcast
Tara finally gets her #EclecticReaders poetry episode! Jeannette and Meredith talk with her about their favorite poets, poetry memories from school, and then they discuss Mary Oliver‘s poetry collection A Thousand Mornings. Listen at
eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/66 or on Apple Podcasts/podcast apps under Eclectic Readers
This was my first experience reading a collection by Oliver. I feel that in order to do a poem justice it really should be read a few times. I didn‘t break each poem down, but I could feel the coalescence of nature, stillness, a quiet moment. With any collection I enjoyed some poems more than others. One of my favorites was “I happened to be Standing.” I will definitely be returning to Oliver‘s poetry again.
#QuotsySept18 Day 27: 16 year old daughter and I are reading Mary Oliver‘s A Thousand #Morning(s) together starting late last night. As she gets swallowed up by end of year exam preparations, I remind her to breathe. And one way to do that is by reading poetry together, to be reminded of a thousand and one mornings yet to savour - drenched in beauty, wonder, and awe at the world.
"The sea can do craziness, it can do smooth, it can lie down like silk breathing or toss havoc shoreward; it can give gifts ot withhold all; it can rise, ebb, froth like an incoming frenzy of fountains, or it can sweet-talk entirely. As I can too, and so, no doubt, can you, and you."
Mary Oliver, A Thousand Mornings
#maryoliver #athousandmornings #thesea #reading #books
I‘m awake... I guess. 😴 I‘m off to work & will to attempt to send out the rest of the #FreakyFriday emails during my lunch break this afternoon!
I know @Clwojick is busy working on her end, too!
Talk soon. 🤗
"Then I step out into the garden,
where the gardener, who is said to be a simple man,
is tending his children, the roses."
This is the best book I‘ve read in 2018 so far! I‘m happy to be rediscovering my love of poetry with the #poetrychallenge2018 , and Mary Oliver is definitely a new favorite! Thanks for the giveaway! #THEWALLSARECLOSINGIN
A gorgeous piece of work. Reflections on life, death, God, country, nature, and more—subtle and crafted with the utmost eloquence. I‘ll be reading more from Oliver before the month is up! #poetrychallenge2018 #poetrychallenge #january
En route back to Philadelphia,and this is my haul from the Amazon Book Store. Love the bookish quotes on the bags!
Completely forgot about #LitsyPartyofOne and all I ready today was this incredible poetry collection (that I bought earlier today at my new fav indie bookstore).
Definitely planning on taking part more tomorrow - reading, posting, interacting.
Gotta get off phone now, though, cause eyes. 📚✌🏼️
"I have decided to find myself a home in the mountains, somewhere high up where one learns to live peacefully in the cold and the silence."
Finished this during this past week also. I read it slowly over the course of several days. The poems were quiet and meditative, small and beautiful. So much to think over. I don't always understand really how the poem is a poem. Seems to me just Asif she is thinking or talking aloud to herself. But I liked it. This book makes me want to read more poetry, just to see what it might be like... #catsoflitsy #nutmeg
Long days, weeks, and months ahead. Surgery for dad today (hip replacement), busy semester just kicking off, work getting more hectic than ever, and a job search to tend to. Whew.
Took Rebecca's advice from last week's episode of All the Books and added a little Mary Oliver to my life. Spent some time in quiet reflection this morning. Hoping to make this a habit.
Do you have any quiet self-care rituals like this?
I'm going to read a book of poetry for a reading challenge but I am still debating between Mary Oliver and Wendell Berry... probably will read both. I have a question, though. How do you read poetry? Not how *should I*, but how *do you* go about reading a book of poetry? I feel that it requires something significant or meaningful to be done when I read each one. And I don't want to rush through. So, Littens who love poetry, how do you read it?