Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Admiration and Respect

I ordered a cup of coffee and went in search of a volume of poems by Mary Oliver. The book was gone so I browsed other selections and found Our World which gives a glimpse into the shared life of Mary Oliver and her partner Molly Malone Cook who died in 2005. Poems and prose by Mary are interlaced with photography by Molly. I read the entire book in one sitting and was left feeling alive, enriched, connected, grateful, motivated and optimistic.

I've been intrigued by Mary Oliver's poetry written after Molly's death. It seems there's a vein of grief, love and faith that adds a new depth to her writing. I admire and respect her humanity and the relationship she had with Molly.


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