Tag Archives: Mary Oliver

Sleeping Outdoors

Poetry adds an extra dimension to sleeping outdoors.

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How To Cross Trump’s Swamp

Trump promised to “drain the swamp” but is proving to be perhaps our most corrupt president. Mary Oliver’s “Crossing the Swamp” captures the feelings of many.

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A Time To Gather Spiritual Honey

Mary Oliver love flowers because of their origins in dark places and for their ability to make luminous our own dark places.

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Battered by a Raging Stormy

Stormy Daniels’s power over Donald Trump brings to mind various literary storms, such as Lear’s and those described by Mary Oliver and H.D.

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Trump Drama as Sherlock Mystery

Trump and the Russian investigation resemble the Sherlock Holmes story “The Five Pips.” But is Trump the secret society doing the killing or the panicked uncle marked out for slaughter?

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Nature Lit Has Healed for Centuries

For years my Intro to Lit class has had a nature theme.

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