By Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, celebrates love in her new selection of poems
“If i've got any mystery stash of poems, wherever, it would be approximately love, now not anger,” Mary Oliver as soon as stated in an interview. ultimately, in her gorgeous new assortment, Felicity, we will be able to immerse ourselves in Oliver’s love poems. right here, nice happiness abounds.
Our such a lot soft chronicler of actual panorama, Oliver has defined her paintings as loving the realm. With Felicity she examines what it ability to like someone else. She opens our eyes back to the territory inside of our personal hearts; to the wild and to the quiet. In those poems, she describes—with joy—the strangeness and sweetness of human connection.
As in Blue Horses, Dog Songs, and A Thousand Mornings, with Felicity Oliver honors love, lifestyles, and beauty.
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Dripping sweat. I thought about how tomorrow, I’d completely change my life. Tomorrow I’d do something new. Something as yet undone. Yes. Tomorrow will be the start. I’ll do something I’ve never done. I’ll go to the store and purchase a new videogame. The videogame will be a new release. I’ll say, “Which is the newest, best game” to an employee, then buy whatever suggested. I’ll take the videogame home, reading the instruction manual as I walk, because the anticipation to play the game will be so intense that I’ll need to read the manual before I even play.
There were stomping sounds and screaming. Then—while the game was showing a replay of my brother hitting someone into the opposing team’s bench area—I looked across the room, out the window. Across the courtyard—in another second story apartment—a slightly overweight woman showered. I could see her through the bathroom window. Every apartment in the building had a window in the shower. She looked good. Her chubby shoulders and back were wet. I want to fuck you so hard—I thought. ” But I didn’t answer.
Then he laughed like “heh ah” and put his hands in his pockets, sniffing. Paying for my food, I imagined myself accepting change from the cashier then floating sideways out of the sandwich place. Just, out the door and up into the sky. Not too fast, not too slow. With enough time to fully enjoy it. * 44 [RONTEL] When I got home, there was a note underneath the apartment door. The note was handwritten on lined stationary with flowers and birds on it. It read: “Hey could you please please please stop smoking.