Felicity #2020

Felicity By Mary Oliver Felicity Mary Oliver winner of the Pulitzer Prize celebrates love in her new collection of poems If I have any secret stash of poems anywhere it might be about love not anger Mary Oliver once said in an
  • Title: Felicity
  • Author: Mary Oliver
  • ISBN: 9781594206764
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Felicity By Mary Oliver Mary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, celebrates love in her new collection of poems If I have any secret stash of poems, anywhere, it might be about love, not anger, Mary Oliver once said in an interview Finally, in her stunning new collection, Felicity, we can immerse ourselves in Oliver s love poems Here, great happiness abounds Our most delicate chroniclerMary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, celebrates love in her new collection of poems If I have any secret stash of poems, anywhere, it might be about love, not anger, Mary Oliver once said in an interview Finally, in her stunning new collection, Felicity, we can immerse ourselves in Oliver s love poems Here, great happiness abounds Our most delicate chronicler of physical landscape, Oliver has described her work as loving the world With Felicity she examines what it means to love another person She opens our eyes again to the territory within our own hearts to the wild and to the quiet In these poems, she describes with joy the strangeness and wonder of human connection As in Blue Horses, Dog Songs, and A Thousand Mornings, with Felicity Oliver honors love, life, and beauty.
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    1. Mary Oliver

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name 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

    115 thoughts on “Felicity”


    1. I really enjoy Mary Oliver s poetry She writes a lot about nature and animals This book has poems about love They are beautiful.I Don t Want to LoseI don t want to lose a single threadfrom the intricate brocade of this happiness.I want to remember everything.Which is why I m lying awake, sleepybut not sleepy enough to give it up.Just now, a moment from a year ago the early morning light, the deft, sweetgesture of your hand reaching for me.


    2. Humility Poems arrive ready to begin.Poets are only the transportation.For Tom Shaw S.S.J.E 1945 2014 Where has this cold come from It comes from the death of your friend Will I always, from now on, be this cold No, it will diminish But alwaysit will be with you What is the reason for it Wasn t your friendship always as beautifulas a flame


    3. Things take the time they take Don tworry.How many roads did St Augustine followbefore he became St Augustine That is how Mary Oliver starts The Journey, the first part of her latest book that goes by the name of Felicity How brilliantly appropriate, wouldn t you say Reading this first poem titled Don t Worry on the very first day of a new year Makes you think about the urgency of the resolutions whispered before midnightMary Oliver s voice feels familiar, as if you have been listening to it sin [...]


    4. It seems you love this world very much Yes, I said This beautiful world And you don t mind the mind, that keeps youbusy all the time with its dark and bright wonderings No, I m quite used to it Busy, busy,all the time And you don t mind living with those questions,I mean the hard ones, that no one can answer Actually, they re the most interesting And you have a person in your life whose handyou like to hold Yes, I do It must surely, then, be very happy down therein your heart Yes, I said It is B [...]


    5. This isn t where I would start with Mary Oliver, and it pains me to give this collection only 3 stars But they are a bit thin on connection and insight compared to her normal works.Here is my favorite MomentsThere are moments that cry out to be fulfilled.Like, telling someone you love them.Or giving your money away, all of it.Your heart is beating, isn t it You re not in chains, are you There is nothing pathetic than cautionwhen headlong might save a life,even, possibly, your own.



    6. I prefer her poems about nature, but still, these are just beautiful A surprise find at the library when I went in to renew my card.


    7. Mary Oliver s latest collection is a rumination on love Unfortunately, it takes her away from the natural world, searching a bit in the ephemeral Her strongest work has always been about looking at little moments and finding deeper meaning there Without that connection to the physical world, there is something just self helpy and feel good without feeling substantial There are, of course, some beautiful moments because she s a wonderful writer and poet, but this thin book the poems are printed [...]


    8. I so enjoyed this fix of Mary Oliver s poetry It is spare but never sparse, and full of awe This explores love As I read my heart rate slowed and a great, thinking calm came over me.


    9. Beauty can both shout and whisper, and still it explains nothing I am a fan of Mary Oliver and was thrilled to receive this book from as a first reads giveaway So many of Oliver s poems lay down a moment and then end with an unexpected line that works like a perfect meditation, which is why I love her work This collection is focused around God, nature, and love split into three parts entitled The Journey, Love, and Felicity The Journey is written with Oliver s pastoral tradition of being in the [...]



    10. This is the last book I will read in 2016 I chose it specifically because it is a book about love and gratitude and engaging with the world, our fellow humans, the trees, the clouds, the dolphins and it s everything we need at the close of this dark passage Thank you Mary Oliver I am ready for connection, for a headlong life 2017, you unknown expanse of time and happening, new books and true hearts, I promise to defend, fight, cherish, resist and celebrate in service of making you the year we le [...]


    11. FELICITYWritten by Mary Oliver2015 96 PagesGenre poetry I received an ARC from the NETGALLEY in exchange for an honest review I heart Mary Oliver I discovered this poet last year and I have loved every poem she has written There is something so innocent yet realistic I enjoy reading the poetry out loud as the words are so beautifully put together She has become not just a favourite writer but someone I look to for inspiration in my own writing.


    12. 5 stars and if I could just slip a copy to every patron who checks out anything at my library I think we d all be better people for taking a few minutes to read through Mary Oliver s latest collection Sarah The roses laughed softly Forgive us, they said, but as you can see, we arejust now entirely busy being roses.


    13. I won this book as part of a giveaway on a site called read it forward It is a book of poems I enjoyed reading it They are well written poems I hope to read books by this author.


    14. I feel like I can confidently say that I have a favorite poet This is a beautiful book I ll definitely be reading it again and I want to read everything Mary Oliver has ever written.


    15. With all these poems popping in and out of the so called Tumblr site, is there anyone as good as Mary Oliver when it comes to writing poems at present Do the trees speak back to the wind when the wind offers some invitational comment As some of us do, do they also talk to the sun I believe so, and if such belief need rest on evidence, let me just say, Sometimes it s an earful But there s If you can hear the trees in their easy hours of course you can also hear them later, crying out at the sawm [...]


    16. Oliver does not dive into nature like usual, but instead writes love poems here Her style is so different, I would barely know it s her They are short, sometimes cryptic, but generally always include her way of inserting universal truth into the smallest observations At this point, I d rank this in the lower third of her books for deciding which ones to re read But there may be something here I m not seeing just yet so consider my rating provisional I do love the way each poem is like a moment o [...]


    17. No, I d never been to this countrybefore No, I didn t know where the toadswould lead me No, I didn t intend toturn back Not wholly what I was expecting, but still lovely lyrical writing and meditations on three themes The Journey , Love , and Felicity I was expecting , after all of the accolades However, I hear that Oliver s nature poems are her true brilliance, so I will give those a try with one of her other collections Read for Book Riot s 2016 Read Harder challenge a book 100 pages of less


    18. Your heart is beating, isn t it You re not in chains, are you Will I always, from now on, be this cold No, it will diminish But alwaysit will be with you What is the reason for it Wasn t your friendship always as beautifulas a flame When did it happen It was a long time ago Where did it happen It was far away No, tell Where did it happen In my heart What is your heart doing now Remembering Remembering


    19. A very beautiful collection of poems which were inspired by nature, personal experiences and life itself The images they evoked were marvelous and the language the poet used was mesmerising An instant favourite.A copy was very kindly provided to me by the publisher via NetGalley.


    20. On the cusp of a two star rating, but I think my dissatisfaction largely stems from the distance between my mid twenties existence and her contented reflection from the happy vantage of eighty odd years.


    21. Note to self and others read this when blindly in love If read when harboring a momentary distaste for love, this book may cause you to think tell me about love later, Mary Oliver because right now I don t entirely believe you.




    22. From That Little Beast But sometimes, when I m thinking about you,and no doubt smiling,it sits down quietly, one paw under its chin,and just listens So, so pretty.




    23. My love affair with Oliver continues This one was less nature driven and turned on emotions and human relationships A great, refreshing start to 2017 The world needs poetry


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