Mary Oliver was a poet who was enamored with nature who was a “bride to amazement”. she recently passed away. Her poetry has opened my eyes to the world in the most magnificent of ways. This publication was created to pay homage to her words and allow others to see her work through my eyes.
In this book are poems that I have selected from her work—one’s that have significantly impacted me. For years I have carried her book with me when I’m outdoors. They are usually kept company by my film camera, a journal, and my wandering mind. My hope is that readers would use her words and my reflections as tools to explore the intricacies of nature for themselves.
The publication has three players—Mary Oliver, myself, and the reader. The three are distinguished from one another by use of different mediums. Mary Oliver’s words are typeset on natural paper, my reflection on her words is on vellum paper, and the reader is encouraged to participate with the inclusion of notebook paper at the end of the book.