Mary Oliver is one of my favorite poets. Her awareness and insights have been life-changing for me. Isn’t it interesting how when a feeling is articulated properly, it starts to make more sense and become easier to deal with. That’s what Mary Oliver does in this book. She makes sense of the world, she provides poetic therapy, and she allows us to simply enjoy reading without much in return. Her lyric ability is some of the best in the world. She recently passed away, and it was one of the only deaths of a person I have never met that has impacted me so profoundly.