On July 1st my monthly Poet's Classroom column, "Nature Poetry," came online. Of course I mentioned Mary Oliver in it.
Then on Monday, I came across this wonderful piece about Mary Oliver's hometown, Provincetown: "The Land and Words of Mary Oliver, the Bard of Provincetown."
Also on Monday Miss Rumphius posted a Monday Poetry Stretch, where she challenged readers to write nature poem recipes!
Yesterday, a poem mentioned in the Mary Oliver article is featured on Writer's Almanac:
The Place I Want To Get Back To
in the pinewoods
in the moments between
and first light
came walking down the hill
and when they saw me
they said to each other, okay,
this one is okay,
let's see who she is
and why she is sitting
on the ground like that,
so quiet, as if
asleep, or in a dream,
but, anyway, harmless;
...read the rest here
As for nature, I've been enjoying not deer, but wild bunnies. This one (or one of his look-alike siblings) has crossed our walking path every morning for three days in a row. Of course the minute after I took his photo, he disappeared.
This post is part of Poetry Friday, which is hosted today at jama rattigans alphabet soup