“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Mary Oliver reads “The Summer Day”

With summer just around the corner, certain poets come to mind: Edna St. Vincent Millay, Walt Whitman, dear Thoreau. Nature reaches her peak at summer, and so we tend to get reacquainted with her at this time. Some poets seem to speak her language better than others, and most of which are not quite so eloquent and clear as the beautiful expressions and verses of Mary Oliver.

Here in this lovely video, award winning poet, Mary Oliver, reads one of her most globally beloved poems, “The Summer Day”. A wonderful, relaxing listen, and a great way to end the work week.


(Interested in more Mary Oliver? Personally recommended Oliver reads: What Do We Know, Owls and Other Fantasies: Poems and Essays, Thirst, Oliver’s literary collection, Long Life: Essays and Other WritingsDream Work, and Oliver’s Pulitzer Prize winning poetry collection, American Primitive)

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