FELICITY by Mary Oliver

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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…




From “Moments”

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

demonstration? Like
this, and
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.




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