I am glad to be joining the warm and vibrant Poetry Friday community once again. Thank you to Tanita S. Davis of Fiction, Instead Of Lies, for hosting this week.
Our World (Amazon | Book Depository)
Photographs by Molly Malone Cook Text by Mary Oliver
Published by Beacon Press (2007)
ISBN: 0807068802 (ISBN13: 9780807068809). Bought a copy of the book. Book photos taken by me and edited with an iPhone app.
I have been on a Mary Oliver binge since we have launched our new theme – mainly because I find her poems and prose poetry bewitching and enchanting (Ok, I tried) – and I do perceive her as the Goddess of Poetry. So there you go.
When I first learned of this book that features the shared art of Mary Oliver and her long time partner Molly Malone Cook, I immediately purchased it and devoured it as soon as I received it. The text is predictably sparse – as much of the space is devoted to Molly Malone Cook’s photographs – but what a privilege to see the inter-layering and the juxtaposition of the images selected by Mary Oliver, and her accompanying textual narrative.
Here are a few that stood out for me.
How many can claim that they have shimmering family rooms filled with sunshine and love? Here is another one of my favourites, and which I am sure is familiar to most Poetry Friday enthusiasts. Enjoy!
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