Mary Oliver has been writing poetry for nearly five decades, and in that time she has become America´s foremost poetic voice on our experience of the physical world. This collection presents forty-two new poems-an entire volume in itself-along with works chosen by Oliver from six of the books she has published since New and Selected Poems, Volume One.
Strikingly redesigned to accompany the publication of New and Selected Poems, Volume Two Praise for the poetry of Mary Oliver: ´´One of the astonishing aspects of Oliver´´s work is the consistency of tone over this long period. What changes is an increased focus on nature and an increased precision with language that has made her one of our very best poets . . . There is no complaint in Ms. Oliver´´s poetry, no whining, but neither is there the sense that life is in any way easy . . . These poems sustain us rather than divert us. Although few poets have fewer human beings in their poems than Mary Oliver, it is ironic that few poets also go so far to help us forward.´´ --Stephen Dobyns, New York Times Book Review ´´Mary Oliver´´s poetry is fine and deep; it reads like a blessing. Her special gift is to connect us with our sources in the natural world, its beauties and terrors and mysteries and consolations.´´ --Stanley Kunitz ´´One would have to reach back perhaps to [John] Clare or [Christopher] Smart to safely cite a parallel to Oliver´´s lyricism or radical purification and her unappeasable mania for signs and wonders.´´ --David Barber, Poetry ´´I have always thought of poems as my companions--and like companions, they accompany you wherever the journey (or the afternoon) might lead . . . My most recent companion has been Mary Oliver´´s The Leaf and the Cloud . . . It´´s a brilliant meditation, a walk through the natural world with one of our preeminent contemporary poets.´´ --Rita Dove, Washington Post Mary Oliver was awarded the National Book Award for New and Selected Poems, Volume One. Since its initial appearance it has become one of the best-selling volumes of poetry in the country. This collection features thirty poems published only in this volume as well as selections from the poet´s first eight books. Mary Oliver´s perceptive, brilliantly crafted poems about the natural landscape and the fundamental questions of life and death have won high praise from critics and readers alike. ´´Do you love this world?´´ she interrupts a poem about peonies to ask the reader. ´´Do you cherish your humble and silky life?´´ She makes us see the extraordinary in our everyday lives, how something as common as light can be ´´an invitation/to happiness,/and that happiness,/when it´s done right,/is a kind of holiness,/palpable and redemptive.´´ She illuminates how a near miss with an alligator can be the catalyst for seeing the world ´´as if for the second time/the way it really is.´´ Oliver´s passionate demonstrations of delight are powerful reminders of the bond between every individual, all living things, and the natural world.
An vieles muss gedacht werden, wenn Sie erstmals eine 5. Klasse übernehmen: von Ordnungssystemen und Ritualen in der Klasse über Klassenfahrten und den ersten selbst organisierten Elternabend bis hin zu den Zeugniskonferenzen. Dieser Band liefert Ihnen viele Hinweise und Hilfestellungen, zu welchen Zeitpunkten mit den Planungen für die unterschiedlichen Ereignisse im Schuljahr begonnen werden sollte und wie diese gestaltet werden können. Zu den einzelnen Kapiteln gibt es vorgefertigte Formulare, wie die Checkliste zur Klassenfahrt, eine Einladung zum Elternsprechtag und vieles mehr. Alle Formulare sind als veränderbare Word-Dateien auf CD vorhanden. Die Elternbriefe sind zusätzlich in polnischer, russischer, türkischer und rumänischer Sprache zu finden. So wird auch die Kommunikation mit den Eltern von Schülern mit Migrationshintergrund leichter.
Provides a coherent picture of reality, and a guide to the meaning of an ethical life. This book follows a logical format, it defines in turn the nature of God, the mind, the emotions, human bondage to the emotions, and the power of understanding.
This volume offers a fresh interpretation of Geoffrey Chaucer both as a poet and as a man. Taking as its starting point the idea of Chaucer as the ´Father of English Poetry´, the book explores how the poet´s thoughts on paternity and creativity lie at the heart of The Canterbury Tales.
The best translation of Faust available, this volume provides the original German text and its English counterpart on facing pages. Walter Kaufmann´s translation conveys the poetic beauty and rhythm as well as the complex depth of Goethe´s language. Includes Part One and selections from Part Two.