Mary Oliver is a Pulitzer Prize winning poet and this is her latest collection of love poems. It’s terrific. If you haven’t read her, this is a good place to start.
Oliver’s poems are very accessible and this is a short, non-intimidating book for poetry novices and experts alike.
Have a taste…
There is nothing more pathetic than caution
when headlong might save a life,
even, possibly, your own.
“How Do I Love You?
How do I love you?
Oh, this way and that way.
Oh, happily. Perhaps
I may elaborate by
like this and
no more words now
and one of my favorites, “Humility”
Poems arrive ready to begin.
Poets are only the transportation.
10/15 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
FELICITY by Mary Oliver. Penguin Press (October 13, 2015). ISBN 978-1594206764. 96p.