American Primitive by Mary Oliver

American Primitive by Mary Oliver. 1985 Little Brown, later printing, 88 pages. Mary Oliver was a Pulitzer and National Book Award winning prolific poet who was greatly inspired by nature. Her career in poetry was unusual in that her books actually sold well. In her New York Times obituary: "For her abiding communion with nature, Ms. Oliver was often compared to Walt Whitman and Robert Frost. For her quiet, measured observations, and for her fiercely private personal mien (she gave many readings but few interviews, saying she wanted her work to speak for itself), she was likened to Emily Dickinson." Oliver won the Pulitzer for American Primitive.

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"Great bumble. Sleek

slicer. How the crows dream of you, caught at last

in their black beaks."

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