Saturday, October 29, 2016

Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver, born 1935, is a major American poet who has won both the National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize.  She gives us lovely guides to natural things -- hummingbirds, owls, still ponds -- and finds a place for herself and humankind in the midst of the natural world.  Here is a small series of collages I adapted from a recent artist's book to illustrate several lines from the verses of Mary Oliver:

I was the bridegroom taking the world into
my arms...
("When Death Comes" by Mary Oliver)

Let grief be your sister...
("Flare" by Mary Oliver)

When death comes like an iceberg
between the shoulder blades...
("When Death Comes" by Mary Oliver)

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