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Dog Songs

Thirty-five Dog Songs and One Essay
Oliver, Mary (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"Beloved by her readers, special to the poet's own heart, Mary Oliver's dog poems offer a special window into her world. Dog Songs collects some of the most cherished poems together with new works, offering a portrait of Oliver's relationship to the companions that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. To be illustrated with images of the dogs themselves, the subjects will come to colorful life here. These are poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. In these pages we visit with old friends, including Oliver's well-loved Percy, and meet still others. Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver's life emerge as fellow travelers, but also as guides, spirits capable of opening our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection. Dog Songs is a testament to the power and depth of the human-animal exchange, from an observer of extraordinary vision"--
Authors: Oliver, Mary, 1935-
Title: Dog songs
Thirty-five dog songs and one essay
Publisher: New York :, Penguin Press,, 2013.
Characteristics: 121 pages :,illustrations ;,23 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: How it begins
How it is with us, and how it is with them
If you are holding this book
Every dog's story
The Storm (Bear)
Conversations - -Luke's junkyard song
Luke
Her grave
Benjamin, who came from who knows where
The dog has run off again
Holding on to Benjamin
The poetry teacher
Bazougey
Ropes
Percy
School
Little Dog's rhapsody in the night
Time passes
Untitled
Percy wakes me
The sweetness of dogs
Percy speaks while I am doing taxes
Percy, waiting for Ricky
Percy (2002-2009)
For I will consider my dog Percy
The first time Percy came back
Ricky talks about talking
The wicked smile
The traveler
Show time
A bad day
Henry
How a lot of us become friends
You never know where a conversation is going to go
Dog talk.
Summary: "Beloved by her readers, special to the poet's own heart, Mary Oliver's dog poems offer a special window into her world. Dog Songs collects some of the most cherished poems together with new works, offering a portrait of Oliver's relationship to the companions that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. To be illustrated with images of the dogs themselves, the subjects will come to colorful life here. These are poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. In these pages we visit with old friends, including Oliver's well-loved Percy, and meet still others. Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver's life emerge as fellow travelers, but also as guides, spirits capable of opening our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection. Dog Songs is a testament to the power and depth of the human-animal exchange, from an observer of extraordinary vision"--
Local Note: 15 16 35 53 63 79 109 118 122 127 148 152 159 160 167 172 176 182 210 216 222 226 242 243 264 268
ISBN: 9781594204784
1594204780
Statement of Responsibility: Mary Oliver
Subject Headings: Dogs Poetry. Human-animal relationships Poetry.
Topical Term: Dogs
Human-animal relationships
LCCN: 2013028114
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May 12, 2014
  • andreareads rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you love dogs this book is for you.

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May 12, 2014
  • andreareads rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

now you’ll be telling stories / of my coming back / and they won’t be false, and they won’t be true, / but they’ll be real.

May 12, 2014
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Be prepared. A dog is adorable and noble. / A dog is a true and loving friend. A dog / is also a hedonist.

May 12, 2014
  • andreareads rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I have seen Ben place his nose meticulously into the shallow dampness of a deer’s hoofprint and shut his eyes as if listening. But it is smell he is listening to.

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