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"I have no answers, but some suggestions....." - mary oliver

"what else is there to say..." - Mary Oliver's voice beats with the brevity of breath. I listen to her, and think - the rest is silence. She says, somewhere, "attention is the beginning of devotion". Her poetry is punctuated with the deep sensitivity of human fragility, and the awe of a gaze humbled by the unfathomable beauty of the world... She asks, in one of her poems, "what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" Here are a few words about her/by her..... "Oliver’s work speaks so deeply and with such courageous honesty to some of our most profound human perplexities, struggles, and exaltations that it is read everywhere from commencement addresses to yoga classes, endlessly replicated on the social web..." - Maria popova on Mary Oliver "Let me keep my distance, always, from those who think they have the answers. Let me keep company always with those who say “Look!” and laugh in astonishment, and bow their heads." - From Mysteries, Yes Mary Oliver (from her interview with Krista Tipped - On being) "I have no answers, but some suggestions....." "(walking around the woods) saved my life... I got saved by poetry, I got saved by the beauty of the world" "the only record I broke at school was truancy" "I wanted the "I" to be the possible reader, rather than myself" "...enjoined the reader into the experience of the poem"


Mary Oliver reading Wild Geese....



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