New York : Penguin Press, 2012.
82 pages ; 22 cm
Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her life's work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. In these pages, Oliver shares the wonder of dawn, the grace of animals, and the transformative power of attention. Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her adored dog, Percy, she is ever patient in her observations and open to the teachings contained in the smallest of moments.
I go down to the shore -- I happened to be standing -- Foolishness? no, it's not -- The gardner -- After I fall down the stairs at the golden temple -- If I were -- Good-bye, Fox -- Poem of the one world -- And Bob Dylan too -- Three things to remember -- Hurricane -- Today -- The first time Percy came back -- Lines written in the days of growing darkness -- Blake dying -- The mockingbird -- The moth, the mountains, the rivers -- A thousand mornings -- An old story -- Hum, hum -- I have decided -- Was it necessary to do it? -- Green, green is my sister's house -- The instant -- The way of the world -- Extending the airport runway -- Tides -- Out of the stump rot, something -- In our woods, sometimes a rare music -- The morning paper -- The poet compares human nature to the ocean from which we came -- On traveling to beautiful places -- The man who has many answers -- Life story -- "For I will consider my dog Percy" -- Varanasi.