Author: Mary Oliver
I stumbled across Felicity in my search for a good love poem collection. Reviews and acclaim stated that the collection captured the grace of the natural world and opens our eyes ‘to the territory of our own hearts’. Intrigued, I thought I’d take a chance on the award-winning author, Mary Oliver.
The collection was much shorter than I expected (I should pay closer attention to page count on Amazon) and is divided into three sections: The Journey, Love, and Felicity.
Of the 38 poems, only 8 resonated with me (all but two coming from the Love section). I’ve listed the titles of my favorites below. The poems were brief and natural, the first-person musings of a carefree, old soul.
Overall, I was a bit disappointed because I was highly anticipating the read. I hoped that I would enjoy more of the collection. I was going to purchase additional Oliver collections; however, I am glad that I held off. I don’t know if she is the poet for me, but I appreciate her work and see the appeal it has to others.
My favorite poems from the collection:
- Do the Trees Speak?
- I Did Think, Let’s Go About This Slowly
- This and That
- How Do I Love You?
- What This is Not
- Except for the Body
- Not Anyone Who Says