Summary: ''One of few avidly read living poets, Oliver revels in the beauty of the living world, and takes to heart its lessons in patience and pleasure, cessation and renewal. As piercingly observant as ever in this substantial and forthright collection, Oliver is rhapsodic.'' -Donna Seaman, Booklist ''Her poems pop up at many of life's turning points, including death. Readers go to her for solace, regeneration and inspiration . . . After a few hours in her quiet, exuberant presence, one f ...show moreeels as though the raw sunlight in the room, the brightness of the water, the white wood and flashing wings outside the window are bleaching unimportant details from the day.'' -Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times''This latest book by the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winner is distinctive among her seventeen volumes for . . . the hard lesson that this earth is fallen and fragile, now more than ever, and unless we learn to cherish the world, we will destroy it.'' -Angela O'Donnell, America magazine ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 08
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