The Truro Bear and Other Adventures: Poems and Essays

From A Poet Who Teaches Us The Beauty And Magic Of The Natural World Comes A Reminder That This World Includes The Creatures, With Their Thick Fur, Their Shy And Wordless Gaze Their Infallible Sense Of What Their Lives Are Meant To Be In The Truro Bear And Other Adventures, Mary Oliver Brings Together Ten New Poems, Thirty Five Of Her Classic Poems, And Two Essays, All About Mammals, Insects, And Reptiles The Award Winning Poet Considers Beasts Of All Kinds Bears, Snakes, Spiders, Porcupines, Humpback Whales, Hermit Crabs, And, Of Course, Her Beloved And Disobedient Little Dog, Percy, Who Appears And Even Speaks In Thirteen Poems, The Closing Section Of This Volume.As Ren E Loth Has Observed In The Boston Globe, Mary Oliver, Who Won The Pulitzer Prize In Poetry In 1983, Is My Choice For Her Joyous, Accessible, Intimate Observations Of The Natural World She Teaches Us The Profound Act Of Paying Attention.The Truro Bear and Other Adventures: Poems and Essays

See this thread for information. In a region that has produced most of the nation s poet laureates, it is risky to single out one fragile 71 year old bard of Provincetown But Mary Oliver, who won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry in 1983, is my choice for her joyous, accessible, intimate observations of the natural world Her Wild Geese has become so popular it now graces posters in dorm rooms across the land But don t hold that against her Read almost anything in New and Selected Poems She teaches us the profound act of paying attention a living wonder that makes it possible to appreciate all the others Ren e Loth, Boston Globe, September 2, 2007

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  • Hardcover
  • 80 pages
  • The Truro Bear and Other Adventures: Poems and Essays
  • Mary Oliver
  • English
  • 22 February 2017
  • 9780807068847

10 thoughts on “The Truro Bear and Other Adventures: Poems and Essays

  1. says:

    Mary Oliver s poetry is like walking with a close friend while talking about all those things that other people would find a little strange.

  2. says:

    beautiful, as always mary oliver you make my heart so full.

  3. says:

    There as so many wonderful stories out there and I have read many poets who show much talent and creativity Real talent, however, is evident when one finds a collection of poems that speaks to the heart and walks with one...

  4. says:

    The Other KingdomsConsider the other kingdoms Thetrees, for example, with their mellow soundingtitles oak, aspen, willow.Or the snow, for which the peoples of the northhave dozens of words to describe itsdifferent arrivals Or the creatures, with theirthick fur, their shy and wordless gaze Theirinfallible sense of what their livesare meant to be Thus the worldgrows rich, grows wild, and you too,grow rich, grow sweetly wild, as you toowere born to be.Black SnakeI startled a y...

  5. says:

    She is the most beautiful womanI have ever seen.Her child leaps among the flowers,the blue of the sky falls over melike silk, the flowers burn, and I wantto live my life all over again, to begin again,to be utterlywild

  6. says:

    Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life

  7. says:

    I find little new gems every time, every way, every line, every breath I read somewhere about the repetition required from certain religions every week, the lord s prayer, every week the vowing to be a good catholic I finally get it The bolded I could read and read over and again and need to say out loud The Other Kingdoms Consider the other kingdoms The trees, for example, with their mellow sounding titles oak, aspen, willow Or the snow, for which the peoples of the north have dozens of words to describe its different arrivals Or the creatures, with their thick fur, their shy and wordless gaze Their infallible sense of what their lives are meant to be Thus the world grows rich, grows wild, and you too, grow rich, grow sweetly wild, as you too were born to be Humpbacks There is, all around us, this country of original fire You know what I mean The sky, after all, stops at nothing, so something has to be holding our bodies in its rich and timeless stables or else we would fly away Off Stellwagen off the Cape, the humpbacks rise Carrying their tonnage of barnacles and joy they leap through the water, they nuzzle back under it like children at play They sing, too And not for any reason you can t imagine Three of them rise to the surface near the bow of the boat, then dive deeply, their huge scarred flukes tipped to the air We wait, not knowing just where it will happen suddenly they smash through the surface, someone begins shouting for joy and y...

  8. says:

    Awww, Mary Oliver s observation of nature humbles me The collection of poems here includes one of my favorites and the essay on the spider reminds me of just what I do here in my home I have a spider spinning its web, and I just can t seem to sweep it away.

  9. says:

    I definitely loved the Percy poems

  10. says:

    The last 10 poems about Percy, her dog, make the book a worthy buy This is one I will go to again and again.

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