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Thousand Mornings: Poems
Thousand Mornings: Poems | Mary Oliver
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The "New York Times"-bestselling collection of poems from celebrated 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. Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her treasured dog Percy, Oliver is open to the teachings contained in the smallest of moments and explores with startling clarity, humor, and kindness the mysteries of our daily experience. Mary Oliver's latest book, "Dog Songs," was published in October 2013 by The Penguin Press"
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erzascarletbookgasm
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A ‘relaxing‘ and calming book, it‘s a collection of poignant meditation on nature and self...the poems are Mary Oliver‘s observations of nature and the nature of life.
#NamasteNovember #Serenity

JennyM The cover itself makes me reflective❣️ 2mo
Eggs Beautiful 🤗 2mo
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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

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Bibliogeekery
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Another lovely collection by Mart Oliver! #poetry. #queerbooks

Cathythoughts ♥️♥️♥️ 5mo
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jmtrivera
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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.

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EclecticReaders
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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?

mhillis This is interesting! Thanks for sharing! 7mo
SW-T Thanks for sharing😊 7mo
EclecticReaders @mhillis @SW-T You‘re welcome! 7mo
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rjsthumbelina
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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

EclecticReaders So glad to hear you enjoyed the poetry collection! It is interesting how tastes can change over the years. 7mo
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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

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EclecticReaders
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‪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

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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.

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EclecticReaders
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Read some poetry with us!! #EclecticReaders

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Mary Oliver. 🖤

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TheBookHippie I love this!! 1y
batsy Lovely. 1y
monalyisha She‘s the best. 💖 1y
merelybookish Gorgeous! Makes me miss living near the ocean! 🌊🌊 1y
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GatheringBooks
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#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.

ClairesReads That‘s so lovely 1y
LittleBug That‘s an amazing thing to do for your daughter!💜 1y
kathedron Beautiful poem and lovely post ❤ 1y
TK-421 What a wonderful way to recharge! ❤️ 1y
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elizabethlk
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A quick and simple read, packed with lovely poems. I didn't love everything, but I definitely liked it all and would read more from Mary Oliver in the future. My favourite poems in the collection were Hum, Hum and Green, Green is My Sister's House.

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charl08
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Beautiful poems about the sea (and other things).

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GatheringBooks
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#ReadingResolutions Day 11: Mary Oliver has some sage advice on what to do when death comes so there wont be #TearsOnMyPillow. Hope the text isn‘t too small.

Tanisha_A Love it! 2y
vkois88 2y
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TheBookKeeper
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"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

Soubhiville Wow, great image! 2y
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Bradleygirl
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Saturday. Nephew's Little League baseball and Mary Oliver #poetry, 2nd of the month. #springtime

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GatheringBooks
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#HopIntoSpring Day 15: When it comes to #Poetry, Mary Oliver is unparalleled. Happy Poetry Month!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for sharing!! 💕 2y
vkois88 😊😊😊 2y
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monalyisha
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Morning, Littens!

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. 🤗

cobwebmoth Hope you have a great day!❤ 2y
8leagueboot This would definitely work on me. 2y
TK421 😂 2y
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"Then I step out into the garden,
where the gardener, who is said to be a simple man,
is tending his children, the roses."

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀 Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. 2y
samanthaburg @RaimeyGallant Thank you so much! 2y
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samanthaburg @DebinHawaii Thank you 😊 2y
Jess7 Welcome to Litsy!!! So glad you‘re here! #LitsyWelcomeWagon #Whotofollow | Checkout @Chelleo ‘s awesome YouTube #LitsyHowto videos if you have any questions!!! 2y
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GatheringBooks
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#ReadingResolutions Day 4: Mary Oliver is my #Quiet in this noisy world. She is love. May this poem gift my fellow Littens throughout the week with Stillness, and yes #Quiet.

DivineDiana Beautiful. 2y
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readinginthedark
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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

Natasha.C.Barnes So excited to read this... 2y
readinginthedark @Natasha.C.Barnes It‘s so good! I have a couple of others set aside for when I have/make time but haven‘t dipped into them yet. 2y
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"Have I lived enough?
Have I loved enough?
Have I considered Right Action enough, have I come to any conclusion?
Have I experienced happiness with sufficient gratitude?
Have I endured loneliness with grace?"

#monochromatic #readingresolutions @Jess7

Jess7 Nice! 2y
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readinginthedark
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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

callielafleur I love Mary Oliver, especially when she writes about nature. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes Nicely done! I can't believe I'm hosting this thing and I haven't finished the TINY Ashbery book I'm reading right now yet. 😆😆😆 2y
merelybookish I recommend Upstream. Not poems but her prose is lovely too. 2y
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readinginthedark @callielafleur I‘m glad I heard about her on here—I was hooked from the beginning! 2y
readinginthedark @Natasha.C.Barnes No worries! Normally I move slowly through poetry, but this one just picked me up and carried me off with it! I‘m excited to see what everyone else is reading; I haven‘t really looked yet. 2y
readinginthedark @merelybookish I saw that but didn‘t grab it! I‘ll have to now; I have a feeling I‘d like anything Oliver wrote. 2y
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readinginthedark
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about a pigeon beating his breast
#poetrychallenge2018 #poetrychallenge

merelybookish ❤️❤️ 2y
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readinginthedark
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There might be a few more posts of this from me; I just can‘t get enough! ❤️❤️❤️ #poetrychallenge2018 #poetrychallenge

Natasha.C.Barnes Post away, my friend! Post away!! 2y
readinginthedark @Natasha.C.Barnes Glad everyone else is enjoying these!!! 2y
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readinginthedark
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Starting #poetrychallenge2018 with Mary Oliver, who I‘ve been wanting to read for a while! #poetrychallenge

Ashley_Nicoletto I love Mary Oliver. Especially in the mornings. I read her poetry often. 2y
readordierachel Great choice! 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes Oh my gosh, what a fantastic poem. I think I'm going to read her too in the 2nd half of the year. 2y
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cocomass I‘m planning on reading Mary Oliver for the poetry challenge as well! 2y
kspenmoll She is amazing. 2y
readinginthedark @Ashley_Nicoletto @ReadOrDieRachel @Natasha.C.Barnes @cocomass @kspenmoll I know, I think she‘s one of my new favorites! 2y
Tanisha_A Love this! 2y
readinginthedark @Tanisha_A Right?! This book makes me want to sit outside all day! 2y
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DivineDiana
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Finished this lovely book of poems today. I have been reading one of the poems every morning. A celebration of the gifts that surround us. I definitely will be reading more of her work.

Jannychan I adore her poetry 2y
DivineDiana @Jannychan I can see why! 2y
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DivineDiana
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Here you go @Cinfhen ! Just opened my new poetry book to this page! 😉#septembowie #letsdance

Cinfhen Love it ✨⚡️✨⚡️✨#kismet 👠💃🏼👠💃🏼👠💃🏼👠 2y
merelybookish Love it! 2y
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DivineDiana
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En route back to Philadelphia,and this is my haul from the Amazon Book Store. Love the bookish quotes on the bags!

Graciouswarriorprincess Great picks. I love Mary Oliver and that bag!👍🏻❤️😍 2y
Reviewsbylola My three year old is obsessed with "Woana". 2y
DivineDiana @Graciouswarriorprincess This is my first book of hers. I listened to an interview of her on a podcast and was smitten. 2y
DivineDiana @Reviewsbylola My 30 yr old is obsessed with her! I bought it for her! 😉 2y
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JessReads
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This city girl is out in a place where there's a backyard and sunshine and coffee on the porch for a few days. I figured Mary Oliver is the perfect companion.

ValerieAndBooks Yes, Mary Oliver is perfect for this setting!! 3y
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MaureenMc
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Glad to be home after a couple of days of work travel.
#morningreading #Saturdayreading

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CaseyCassidy
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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. 📚✌🏼️

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Monique
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#riotgrams day 6 brings #numbertitles

I haven't read The Eternal Zero yet, but One-Punch Man and A Thousand Mornings are both excellent. 7 Billion Needles is kind of a neat series at first but quickly falls apart. The Vertical editions have beautiful covers though.

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LauraBeth
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Love Sorrow by Mary Oliver #litsypoetry365

Cinfhen 😢😢😢 3y
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BekahPat Love this! 3y
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#2017Book72
I'm not what you'd call the "outdoorsy type," but this collection of poems made me want to go hang out in nature for a while.

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Redwritinghood
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Another good reading month for me in January. I have been reading more poetry. Also, I'm trying to let myself bail more often on books that just aren't working for me, so I have 2 DNF this month.

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christineandbooks
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"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."

JackieSmith I love Mary Oliver so much! One of my favorite poets, she always helps me see the natural world with new eyes. 3y
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christineandbooks
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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

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kyraleseberg
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It's impossible not to remember wild and want it back.

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kyraleseberg
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Sometimes there are no rules.

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megt
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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?

SharonGoforth Love Mary Oliver ❤️❤️ 3y
DebinHawaii Hang in there-that is a lot to deal with right now. A cup of tea and reflection is always a good balm for the soul. 💜 3y
readinginthedark I've started stretching every day. I just ignore everything else and focus on how my body moves and the feel of my muscles and breathing. It's impossible for me to completely clear my mind, but focusing on simpler things helps me to relax. Plus I feel great after! 3y
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ReadingEnvy I'm reading a book of essays this way right now, 3y
ReadingEnvy I also don't eat breakfast until I've meditated, my newish morning ritual. 3y
megt @SharonGoforth this is my first time reading her! I happened to be studying at the library this weekend and the little alcove I picked happened to be across from the poetry books. I looked up while I was packing up my stuff and my eyes landed on some of her books. It seemed like kismet since I'd heard about her a few days earlier! 3y
megt @DebinHawaii thank you! There is going to be a lot of tea in my future, I think. 💕 3y
megt @readinginthedark that sounds like a great practice! 3y
megt @ReadingEnvy I've been meaning to pick up a copy of that! How did you get started with your meditation practice? 3y
SharonGoforth @megt I hope her poetry brings you peace of mind. I find her to be very calming. Wishing you all the best😊 3y
kspenmoll I try to have a short morning practice when I wake up on time. Truly helps my day. (edited) 3y
ReadingEnvy @megt I actually started because of an academic workshop on contemplative pedagogy! Right now I'm using Insight Timer because it has a lot of options and helps me track progress. 3y
megt @SharonGoforth thank you! 💕 3y
megt @kspenmoll this is what I'm hoping to do, too. The waking up on time part might be my biggest challenge 😊 3y
megt @ReadingEnvy I'll have to check out Insight Timer! I've tried a few meditation apps in the past but I haven't found one I really love yet. 3y
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kyraleseberg
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New library pick and also my very first Mary Oliver!

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christineandbooks
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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?

Notafraidofwords I read it aloud and I usually read it more than once. I also finish it like a book. I read it in order. But that's a personal taste. 3y
LectricSheep I always have pens & highlighters in hand. For me, poetry is about pattern-- seeing where themes or images or sounds come up again and again. This is especially true if I'm reading a whole collection. I pour a lot of energy into finding how the poems connect in terms of voice, tone, image, etc. I also write a lot of notes to myself in the margins about my reading experience. Poems feel much more like a conversation w/ the writer than novels do. 3y
JackieSmith I read slowly & savor. Maybe 1-3 poems a day. Both of these would be great to read while hiking/exploring nature. Those are two of my favorite authors. 3y
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saresmoore Great choices! I read poetry as the mood strikes. Sometimes I take them in order, one at the time. Other times, I'll flip through randomly and read several in a sitting. I love poems individually, but when published in a collection it only seems right to see how they connect to one another and to my heart, as a whole. 3y
DrexEdit Thanks for asking this question @christineandbooks! I'm learning a lot! 😊 3y
LauraBrook I tend to read the book straight through and quickly, like a regular book, preferably in the morning, and then throughout the day parts of poems come back to me. Then when I get home, I go through them again slowly, and savor them. (edited) 3y
LauraBrook I just realized that this was an unusual way of reading poetry, but it's what I've always done automatically. 🙃 Thanks for asking such a great question! 3y
Lcsmcat I read them in order, but slowly, often closing my eyes between each poem to sort of meditate on it. 3y
christineandbooks @Notafraidofwords @JackieSmith @saresmoore @LauraBrook @Lcsmcat Thanks so much for your thoughts on reading poetry. I do think I will read each through in order and I hope to do so a bit slowly to savor each set of poems. I think I'll write down any poems or parts of poems that really speak to me. I still find that I have a lot of "high school poetry" baggage left and I struggle with trying to figure out what the poem is "supposed to" mean. 3y
christineandbooks @DrexEdit Glad this is helpful to you too! I just knew I could ask this and there would be Littens who would be happy to gently guide snd share their experiences. :-) 3y
bookwrm526 @Lcsmcat I struggle with that too, but then I think of all the interviews I've heard with authors where the interviewer asks a question about some interpretation of their book and the author responds "huh, I never thought about it that way" and I realize all over again that whenever we read a text we always bring our selves with us, so no two people will likely ever read the same text the same way.... 3y
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