Why I Wake Early: New Poems

Mary Oliver offers insight into why our connection to the natural world helps to shape our own ‘beingness’ and identity, introducing us to the wild of our outside world and providing consciousness into the inner landscape of ourselves.

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The forty-seven new works in this volume include poems on crickets, toads, trout lilies, black snakes, goldenrod, bears, greeting the morning, watching the deer, and, finally, lingering in happiness. Each poem is imbued with the extraordinary perceptions of a poet who considers the everyday in our lives and the natural world around us and finds a multitude of reasons to wake early.