Book Review: Felicity, by Mary Oliver


Felicity is a collection of love poems, not just about romantic love (although the book does contain several non-mushy, non-racy romantic love poems), but also about loving the natural world, loving oneself, loving friends, and loving life in general.

If you only have half an hour, you can read this entire book and come away feeling elevated and appreciative. Of course, you will probably find a few favorite poems and want to re-read them. Personally, I am going to copy several of these poems into a notebook before I turn my copy in to the library. Among them will be: “The World I Live In,” “I Wake Close to Morning,” “Everything That Was Broken,” “Late Spring,” and “I Have Just Said.”


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