Sunday, July 05, 2009

Mary Oliver

Nice article in the travel section of the NYT about the hometown of Mary Oliver, a poet with a deep sense of place.

People say to me: wouldn’t you like to see Yosemite? The Bay of Fundy? The Brooks Range?” she wrote in “Long Life,” a book of essays. “I smile and answer, ‘Oh yes — sometime,’ and go off to my woods, my ponds, my sun-filled harbor, no more than a blue comma on the map of the world but, to me, the emblem of everything.”

Be sure to check out the slide show.

Picture found here.

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