Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Book Review: Blue Horses by Mary Oliver
cover blurb: Mary Oliver returns to the stunning imagery that has defined her life's work, describing with wonder both the everyday and the unaffected beauty of nature.
Here are two stanzas from Stebbin's Gulch
the water pours
ever along the slant
dashing its silver thumbs
against the rock
or pausing to carve
Her poems seem simple, but they are rich with humor and observation. As the reader, you are on a stroll with her and she stops to point out something. Then you stand and discuss it a bit. When you move on, you are a better person for that moment in time.