Posts Tagged with ‘Mary Oliver’

Sunday Best – January 20, 2019

Don’t just do something, stand there!   Jack Bogle Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.   Mary Oliver This was a tough week for loss – both the poet Mary Oliver and the investor Jack Bogle. At first glance these seem like people who had little in common: Oliver spent her days in the […]

Sunday Best – August 26, 2018

It’s been a tough month for losses – Aretha Franklin, Kofi Annan, John McCain. So many more. It’s been a tough year for losses – Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, Barbara Bush, Stephen Hawking. So many more. You could fill in any unit of time and any length of list and the statement would still be […]

Sunday Best – June 10, 2018

Pay Attention. Be Astonished. Tell about it.      – Mary Oliver,  Instructions for Living a Life   Dear Honeybees, I’ve been unplugged this past week, which brought all sorts of attention and astonishment. There will be lots to tell in weeks and months and years ahead; for now, here is a tiny morning video […]

Sunday Best – August 6, 2017

Life has such surprising left hooks sometimes, which is one reason I love the poetry of Mary Oliver.  Here we are, strolling in a field, mooning over a glorious grasshopper, and then POW!  She asks, Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?   Much as it stings, it is the POW that makes the […]

Sunday Best – January 8, 2017

Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life? Mary Oliver’s new collection Upstream has sent me spiraling back through her prior work. Fans will know the line above at a glance – it is from the stellar Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches, pasted in entirety below, with all […]

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