The Truro Bear and Other Adventures: Poems and Essays

The Truro Bear and Other Adventures: Poems and Essays

Title:The Truro Bear and Other Adventures: Poems and Essays
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780807068847
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:80 pages

From a poet who teaches us the beauty and magic of the natural world comes a reminder that this world includes "the creatures, with their / thick fur, their shy and wordless gaze. Their / infallible sense of what their lives / are meant to be."

In The Truro Bear and Other Adventures, Mary Oliver brings together ten new poems, thirty-five of her classic poems, and two essays, all about mammals, insects, and reptiles. The award-winning poet considers beasts of all kinds: bears, snakes, spiders, porcupines, humpback whales, hermit crabs, and, of course, her beloved and disobedient little dog, Percy, who appears and even speaks in thirteen poems, the closing section of this volume.

As Renée Loth has observed in the Boston Globe, "Mary Oliver, who won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry in 1983, is my choice for her joyous, accessible, intimate observations of the natural world . . . She teaches us the profound act of paying attention."


    The Truro Bear and Other Adventures: Poems and Essays Reviews

  • Robin

    Mary Oliver's poetry is like walking with a close friend while talking about all those things that "other" people would find a little strange. ...

  • Chloe Burns

    beautiful, as always. mary oliver you make my heart so full. ...

  • David

    There as so many wonderful stories out there and I have read many poets who show much talent and creativity. Real talent, however, is evident when one finds a collection of poems that speaks to the he...

  • Peycho Kanev

    The Other KingdomsConsider the other kingdoms. Thetrees, for example, with their mellow-soundingtitles: oak, aspen, willow.Or the snow, for which the peoples of the northhave dozens of words to descri...

  • Hizatul Akmah

    She is the most beautiful womanI have ever seen.Her child leaps among the flowers,the blue of the sky falls over melike silk, the flowers burn, and I wantto live my life all over again, to begin aga...

  • David

    “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”...

  • Cheryl

    I find little new gems every time, every way, every line, every breath. I read somewhere about the repetition required from certain religions; every week, the lord's prayer, every week the vowing to b...

  • Smitha Murthy

    Awww, Mary Oliver's observation of nature humbles me. The collection of poems here includes one of my favorites - and the essay on the spider reminds me of just what I do here in my home. I have a spi...

  • Heather Bradley

    The last 10 poems about Percy, her dog, make the book a worthy buy! This is one I will go to again and again....

  • Eunice Moral

    I definitely loved the Percy poems! ...