Saturday, February 2, 2019

Dog Songs - Mary Oliver

The Poet Mary Oliver passed away last month (January 17, 2019).

While I didn't read her volumes of poems, I loved lines from many of them.

I was so surprised to find that she had a book of dog poems (35 poems & one essay!). I immediately searched for it and located it at a local library.

Two poems particularly spoke to me: Little Dog's Rhapsody in the Night

and The First Time Percy Came Back.

I especially loved the second one, as it reminded me of Remy. This poem was just validation for me of the blessings I've received. I tried to read it aloud to Omid, but could only get half way through. He read the poem out loud and thought it was pretty great too.