Many Miles CD: Mary Oliver Reads Mary Oliver
Book: Hardcover, 59 pages; 2010
The song you heard singing in the leaf
when you were a child
is singing still.
I am of years lived, so far, seventy-four, And the leaf is singing still.
In Swan, her latest collection of poems, Mary Oliver's Pulitzer Prize–winning poetic grace is on full display. Filled with joyous reverence, much of Oliver's work illuminates the human experience by focusing her perceptive eye on the wonders and blessings of the natural world. We're also offering an audio CD that features the poet reading thirty-seven poems culled from her previously published volumes (a few from Swan are included), plus four uncollected works. With a clear, calming voice, Oliver reads some of the best of her oeuvre, including her classic nature poems, uplifting spiritual reflections, and endearing verses about her dog, Percy. Both book and CD can be used as tools for peaceful meditation and as inspiration for mindful living. How nice!