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The Truro Bear and Other Adventures by Mary Oliver

The Truro Bear and Other Adventures

The Truro Bear and Other Adventures by Mary Oliver
Oct 01, 2008 | 96 Pages
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Oliver has the ability to transform everyday life events into something extraordinary. . . . [She shows us a natural world that is too often forgotten, in all its humor, grace and absolute loveliness.] —Emily Nicklin, Nature Conservancy

“Oliver, one of the country’s most popular and highly awarded poets, presents . . . beautifully tempered lyrics celebrating the splendor of the living world . . . Oliver’s signature tropes are as vital as ever-her beloved birds, dogs, snakes, and ocean are all summoned to capture the breathtaking glory of life.” —Booklist

“The work of Mary Oliver is one of those rare and lovely convergences. She is a lyric artist with a riveted eye and an enormous heart, one of the nation’s great spiritual sentinels.”—Brian Doyle, Christian Century

“These poems sustain us rather than divert us. Although few poets have fewer human beings in their poems than Mary Oliver, it is ironic that few poets also go so far to help us forward.”—Stephen Dobyns, New York Times Book Review

Table Of Contents

Poems In This Volume
The Chance to Love Everything
The Gesture
One Hundred White-sided Dolphins on a Summer Day
The Kitten
Carrying the Snake to the Garden
The Opossum
This Is the One
At Herring Cove
Coyote in the Dark, Coyotes Remembered
The Other Kingdoms
Swimming with Otter
Black Snake
Five A.M. in the Pinewoods
The Snow Cricket
A Meeting
The Gift
The Truro Bear
Alligator Poem
The Hermit Crab
Hannah’s Children
This Too
How Turtles Come to Spend the Winter in the Aquarium, Then Are Flown South and Released Back Into the Sea
The Poet Goes to Indiana
The Summer Day

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