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CELEBRATING AMERICAN SHE-POETS (14): Mary Oliver, “I got saved by poetry. I got saved by the beauty of the world.”

Originally posted on THE POET BY DAY:
Poet & Essayist Mary Oliver (b. 1935) I love the line of Flaubert about observing things very intensely. I think our duty as writers begins not with our own feelings, but with the powers of observing. AWARDS: Mary Oliver’s fourth book, American Primitive, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry…

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Crossroads

Originally posted on ANNIE'S MUSE:
Source: We Heart It ? Crossroads ? Running hell-bent for leather in the driving rain I stopped suddenly when faced with not one shift in the road… but several ? Moving wet hair from my eyes I realized what was before me … not just any Crossroads But ……

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Fog

Originally posted on ANNIE'S MUSE:
Source: We Heart It Fog Mysterious … Sneaky … Closing things off from the rest of the world … Fog … Is is friend … Or … Foe … ? Copyright © 2016 Annie Original Poetry Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish…

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SECOND LIGHT NETWORK … showcasing the ambitious poetry of ambitious women

Originally posted on THE POET BY DAY:
Roman marble Bust of Artemis after Kephisodotos (Musei Capitolini), Rome. “Women, of course, write good and bad poetry – ‘ambitious’ implies more enterprising subject-matters and approaches, as well as a unique voice for each poet.” Kate Foley and Dilys Wood, Editorial Page, ARTEMISpoetry, November 2015 Here it is…