Following the success of At Blackwater Pond, this second CD from best-selling poet Mary Oliver contains a selection of 37 previously published poems and four as yet uncollected, read by the poet in her steady, magnetic voice. Oliver recites from the full range of her poetry - from her classic nature writing, to her verses for her mischievous bichon Percy, to her ever-deepening spiritual poems. Many Miles will be a most welcome addition to the collections of her fans.
©2010 Mary Oliver (P)2014 Beacon Press
I love Mary Oliver & her beautiful poetry. It's great to hear her reading them herself. There is so much to relish in this collection.
However, there is not enough space at the end of each poem. It's hard to tell sometimes where one poem ends & the next begins - the pauses within the poem are sometimes longer than the pauses between. This is a formatting issue that Audible people should sort out. Even switching to the Sleep mode that pauses play at the end of each. Chapter doesn't help - despite each poem being a separate chapter. In some cases, the title of the next poem is cut in half, one word being at the end of the last poem and the rest at the start of the next poem. These slap-dash production values do not match the superb quality of the poetry and the reading. I've heard Mary Oliver perform her work live and she paces things beautifully. Please please poetry audiobook people, pay attention to the silence at the end of a poem so that we can pause and be astonished!
The significance of hearing the author read her own gorgeous life enhancing poetry isnot to be taken lightly
"Thank you for being slow & speaking of beauty."
"The flowers I want to bring to you, still pale and wet" she says in her own voice, instead of touching finger over lines, and she does, a bouquet of reds and blues, brighter than any sunset. (Yes.)
For me it is the little mice running through her imagery, next to the pine cone she brings to our hands, opening in a happy place, as poems bring us.
I love how with her poetry she proves the delightful point that poetry is relevant, that all of us need poetry, if well written, or if clunky and in our own minds, we still need the poetry. I love how she enters my mind.
Invitation to Happiness
The poem about water, so relevant, so important, proving the vitality of mystery.
Beautifully read by the poet. A treat for the music alone. Takes outside inside, and vice versa.
"Who doesn't love Mary Oliver?"
Maybe people who have never heard her or read her poems lol. More, more, more... Get busy Mary! XXOO
Never a disappointment, always wonderful to hear her poetry in her own voice. Reading her beautiful reflections in print is one experience but having it read to you is such a treat!
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