Mary Oliver Reads "The Summer Day"

Author: Mary Oliver

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Mary Oliver reads her poem, "The Summer Day," Copyright 1990.

"The Summer Day" first appeared in House of Light (Beacon Press, 1990), and has been reprinted in New and Selected Poems, Volume 1 (Beacon Press, 1992) and The Truro Bear and Other Adventures (Beacon Press, 2008).

This poem, which many refer to as "The Grasshopper," is one of the best-known and often quoted of Mary Oliver's work. This recording of the poet reading her own work is from "At Blackwater Pond," an audio CD of Mary Oliver re…more

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Beacon For inspiration--watch this video and hear Mary Oliver read her poem "The Summer Day."

What do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

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