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Ithin the woods and the joyful and rhythmic beating of wings Oliver intimately shares with her readers her uiet discoveries boundless curiosity and exuberance for the grandeur of our world This radiant collection of her work with some pieces pub. I ve always loved her poetry but until now never read any prose by Mary Oliver Her writing is wonderful and peaceful and cleansing Magic Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark her readers I Love You Almost Always her uiet discoveries boundless curiosity and exuberance for the grandeur of our world This radiant collection of Gloom Town her work with some pieces pub. I ve always loved uinze dias her poetry but until now never read any prose by Mary Oliver Her writing is wonderful and peaceful and cleansing Magic

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Upstream Selected Essays

Comprising a selection of essays Upstream finds beloved poet Mary Oliver reflecting on her astonishment and admiration for the natural world and the craft of writing  As she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labor finding solace and safety w. I have a weird relationship with Mary Oliver I own and have read several of her books Most of them are poetry but a couple of them are essay collections as Upstream is I generally like most of her books and it excites me to see someone making some kind of a living off selling poetry Though where Ms Oliver lives a beaver hut is yet to be determined by meSometimes when I m reading her work I m smiling or nodding and really feeling groovy For instance in this collection she ponders poetry I learned from Whitman that the poem is a temple or a green field a place to enter and in which to feel Only in a secondary way is it an intellectual thing an artifact a moment of seemly and robust wordiness wonderful as that part of it is I learned that the poem was made not just to exist but to speak to be companyAnd creativity The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work who felt their own creative power restive and uprising and gave to it neither power nor timeAnd when I m reading lines like these I feel like Ms Oliver is a kindred spirit and I feel proud of her writing and long career But then she ll start talking about those open mouthed kisses that she plants on trees and sticks and animals and whatnot and it puts into my mind that bizarre moment from Elizabeth Gilbert s memoir Eat Pray Love when at a yoga camp or wherever the hell she was she suddenly mounts a tree and initiates foreplay Folks I love nature but I love it the way EB White loved it the way that Larry McMurtry and his characters love nature As in Damn would you just look at that view So after a few of these open mouthed expressions of nature devotion I came to these lines dear God please let someone be reading this review right now because I need some hand holding hereOnce I put my face against the body of our cat as she lay with her kittens and she did not seem to mind So I pursed my lips against that full moon and I tasted the rich river of her bodySay what now Wha I literally read these two sentences about ten times in a row then brought the book to my husband and read them aloud and asked Is she saying what I think she s saying My husband s face recoiled in a grimace and he said What in hell are you readingExactly I m sorry Ms Oliver there s some good stuff here and I love Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson too but I gotta draw the line somewhereAnd please stay away from my cats Tokyo Kill her astonishment and admiration for the natural world and the craft of writing  As she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labor finding solace and safety w. I Unbroken The Reaper Diaries have a weird relationship with Mary Oliver I own and Bhishma an Enigma have read several of The Art of Loving her books Most of them are poetry but a couple of them are essay collections as Upstream is I generally like most of Jack Kerouac her books and it excites me to see someone making some kind of a living off selling poetry Though where Ms Oliver lives a beaver School Finance: A Policy Perspective hut is yet to be determined by meSometimes when I m reading Reputation her work I m smiling or nodding and really feeling groovy For instance in this collection she ponders poetry I learned from Whitman that the poem is a temple or a green field a place to enter and in which to feel Only in a secondary way is it an intellectual thing an artifact a moment of seemly and robust wordiness wonderful as that part of it is I learned that the poem was made not just to exist but to speak to be companyAnd creativity The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work who felt their own creative power restive and uprising and gave to it neither power nor timeAnd when I m reading lines like these I feel like Ms Oliver is a kindred spirit and I feel proud of Alfablot her writing and long career But then she ll start talking about those open mouthed kisses that she plants on trees and sticks and animals and whatnot and it puts into my mind that bizarre moment from Elizabeth Gilbert s memoir Eat Pray Love when at a yoga camp or wherever the Wild Gypsy Rose (Royals of Cardenas Book 4) hell she was she suddenly mounts a tree and initiates foreplay Folks I love nature but I love it the way EB White loved it the way that Larry McMurtry and Heads of the Colored People his characters love nature As in Damn would you just look at that view So after a few of these open mouthed expressions of nature devotion I came to these lines dear God please let someone be reading this review right now because I need some A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults hand The Syrian Rebellion holding The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road hereOnce I put my face against the body of our cat as she lay with Lovers Destined her kittens and she did not seem to mind So I pursed my lips against that full moon and I tasted the rich river of Prima che tu dica «Pronto» her bodySay what now Wha I literally read these two sentences about ten times in a row then brought the book to my Sweeter Than Wine husband and read them aloud and asked Is she saying what I think she s saying My Lady Ariana husband s face recoiled in a grimace and Milk And Honey he said What in Centerburg Tales: More Adventures of Homer Price hell are you readingExactly I m sorry Ms Oliver there s some good stuff The Substitute Bride here and I love Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson too but I gotta draw the line somewhereAnd please stay away from my cats

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Lished here for the first time reaffirms Oliver as a passionate and prolific observer whose thoughtful meditations on spiders writing a poem blue fin tuna and Ralph Waldo Emerson inspire us all to discover wonder and awe in life's smallest corner. Incredibly beautiful and just awe inspiring how she was able to express her passion for literature and nature within such small essays Certain essays were written so vividly that I felt right there with her seeing what she had seen when she was describing the woods Absolutely loved this book45 Stars Cheating for the Chicken Man here for the first time reaffirms Oliver as a passionate and prolific observer whose thoughtful meditations on spiders writing a poem blue fin tuna and Ralph Waldo Emerson inspire us all to discover wonder and awe in life's smallest corner. Incredibly beautiful and just awe inspiring The Last Runaway how she was able to express On Tidy Endings her passion for literature and nature within such small essays Certain essays were written so vividly that I felt right there with Flat World Navigation her seeing what she A House of My Own Stories from My Life had seen when she was describing the woods Absolutely loved this book45 Stars


10 thoughts on “Upstream Selected Essays

  1. says:

    I have a weird relationship with Mary Oliver I own and have read several of her books Most of them are poetry but a couple of them are essay collections as Upstream is I generally like most of her books and it excites me to see someone making some kind of a living off selling poetry Though where Ms Oliver lives a beaver hut? is yet to be determined by meSometimes when I'm reading her work I'm smiling or nodd

  2. says:

    45 I have read her poetry for years she in one of my favorites but until this book I never knew she was an essayist The beautiful writing and thoughts that are expressed in her poetry are also expressed in her writing Thoughts on creativity need for solitude the wonder of the natural world and those writers that she has loved since her youth Divided into three sections the last two tying back to the first Emerson Poe Whitman th

  3. says:

    4★If you were to take a walk upstream what would you notice?Exploring the twin pleasures of writing literature with essays on Whitman Wordsworth Poe and Emerson and then the observations of the natural world—seeing it hearing it and responding to it are the inspiration in this collection by poet Mary OliverShe so beautifully describes the watery world of fish swimming in blue pastures sunflowers that are wonderful than any words about

  4. says:

    Mary Oliver can do no wrong in her poetry She is one of my favorite voices reflecting on nature reflecting on relationships She is happy to live a life that isn't well traveled but rather one that notices that breathesThis book of essays reflects that philosophy Some are on home some are on other writers some are on scrambled turtle

  5. says:

    I've always loved her poetry but until now never read any prose by Mary Oliver Her writing is wonderful and peaceful and cleansing Magic

  6. says:

    Actual rating 45 starsI received this book in exchange from an honest review from NetGalley Thank you to the author Mary Oliver and the publisher Penguin Press for this opportunityThis is a selection of essays written in a beautiful and abstract style concerning a variety of topics; from the history of Emmerson the laying of turtle eggs in the sand Poe’s concern over the uncertainty of the universe and the adventures of a common house spi

  7. says:

    Incredibly beautiful and just awe inspiring how she was able to express her passion for literature and nature within such small essays Certain essays were written so vividly that I felt right there with her seei

  8. says:

    In her essay collection Upstream Mary Oliver sets us on a trail through forest and by shore as she expertly layer

  9. says:

    I uickly found for myself two such blessings the natural world and the world of writing literature These were the gates through which I vanished through a difficult placeIn in this exuisite collection of essays national treasure Mary Oliver uses her poetic talent and gifts of observation to reflect on topics rang

  10. says:

    Mary Oliver's essays like her poems are a soothing balm for the soul

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