Mary Oliver’s Poetry

So, you all know it’s National Poetry and Writing Month right?

Well, in honor of this delightful month , I’d like to share with you a  poet I’ve just learned about whose work is like a love song to my spirit: Mary Oliver.

I don’t usually read nature poetry but then again, if it is well crafted, any poetry can speak to me. I actually didn’t even think of this as “nature poetry” when I first read it, but I just looked at a profile of her which said she writes about nature. Hmm, so she does.

” The spirit likes to dress up” is one of my favorites. Each line is like a breath. I pace myself and take in each one.  Her words are delicate and she has my attention.

I invite you to read this and her other poems yourself:



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