Dog Songs

Dog Songs

Thirty-five Dog Songs and One Essay

Large Print - 2014
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Beloved by her readers, special to the poet's own heart, Mary Oliver's dog poems open a window into her world. Collecting cherished poems together with new works, Dog Songs captures Oliver's relationships to the companions that have warmed her home and inspired her work. These poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief, are a testament to the power and depth of the human-animal exchange from an observer of extraordinary vision. (Bestseller)
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781410469021
1410469026
Branch Call Number: 811 O48d
Characteristics: large print
147 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Burgoyne, John (Illustrator)
Call Number: 811 O48d

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Poetry is such a personal thing. Like or dislike frequently has little to do with objective factors. I appreciate poetry and I adore dogs - I wanted to love this collection. Instead, I found it underwhelming and facile.


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Rebecca_Kohn Mar 31, 2018

Whether writing from the perspective of a dog or sharing an observation about them, Oliver gets at the heart of dog companionship: abundant joy.

JCLHelenH Oct 17, 2017

Mary Oliver beautifully articulates how I feel about my canine companions. This is a lovely collection.

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whistlefide
Oct 31, 2015

even if you don't like poems, if you love dogs you will like these

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sjb333
Aug 26, 2014

While I love Mary Oliver's poems in general, this book really stands out for me. Beautiful poems.

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andreareads
May 12, 2014

If you love dogs this book is for you.

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andreareads
May 12, 2014

now you’ll be telling stories / of my coming back / and they won’t be false, and they won’t be true, / but they’ll be real.

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andreareads
May 12, 2014

Be prepared. A dog is adorable and noble. / A dog is a true and loving friend. A dog / is also a hedonist.

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andreareads
May 12, 2014

I have seen Ben place his nose meticulously into the shallow dampness of a deer’s hoofprint and shut his eyes as if listening. But it is smell he is listening to.

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