Poets: Mary Oliver

Mary OliverMary Oliver is an American poet.

Mary Oliver: “White Owl Flies Into and Out of the Field”

Read The Poem What is so great about this poem is the beautiful thought rendered through indelible imagery. The owl descends, “like an angel, or a Buddha with wings” then alights “like a little lighthouse.” But it is this thought of light, consuming light–“scalding, aortal light”–that, paired with the fierceness of the predator, the white-on-white …

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