Dog Songs: Poems

By | March 10, 2018
Dog Songs: Poems Author Mary Oliver
ISBN-10 0143125834
ISBN-13 9780143125839
Year 2015-09-29
Pages 144
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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The popularity of Dog Songs feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming The Boston GlobeMary Olivers Dog Songs is a celebration of the special bond between human and dog as understood through the poets relationships to the canines that have accompanied her daily walks warmed her home and inspired her work Olivers poems begin in the small everyday moments familiar to all dog lovers but through her extraordinary vision these observations become higher meditations on the world and our place in it Dog Songs includes visits with old friends like Olivers beloved Percy and introduces still others in poems of love and laughter heartbreak and grief Throughout the many dogs of Olivers life merge as fellow travelers and as guides uniquely able to open our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection

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