THIRST by Mary Oliver
FALLING INTO GRIEF
Linked, not linear.
Love, loss, faith, doubt, dark shadows.
Final notes of hope?
Thematically consistent but not linear
Linked but lacking an overall arc
Themes of love and loss, faith and questions, longing and desire, unanswerable questions
Sensory details – sights, sounds, smells, touch
Seeing the world through filters- eyes of an animal, music of Mozart, hands of a woodsman
Sometimes heavily inward turning, despairing, plumping the depths of the shadows of the heart, soul, mind
Occasional dips into melodrama
Final notes of hope stirring on slender strings