In this lovely collection of new poems, Mary Oliver expresses her affinity with the natural world with gentleness and humor, inviting the reader to pay attention, to reflect, to revere simplicity. In considering the artworks of Franz Marc or yoga or the tiniest of creatures, Oliver's explorations become the purest of meditations. — Amy Palmer
“Often humorous and always on target, Oliver has a way of telling a story with each of her poems -- stories of day-to-day life and broader tales of the world around us and our place in it. With playfulness and sharpness of feeling, emotions are direct and never hidden. More than just a collection of poems, Oliver's books read like a comfortable novel -- one to reread again and again.”
— Roni Pastore, Bookmiser, Inc., Roswell, GA
Herons, sparrows, owls, and kingfishers flit across the page in meditations on love, artistry, and impermanence. Whether considering a bird’s nest, the seeming patience of oak trees, or the artworks of Franz Marc, Oliver reminds us of the transformative power of attention and how much can be contained within the smallest moments.
At its heart, Blue Horses asks what it means to truly belong to this world, to live in it attuned to all its changes. Humorous, gentle, and always honest, Oliver is a visionary of the natural world.