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THIRST by Mary Oliver

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Linked, not linear.

Love, loss, faith, doubt, dark shadows.

Final notes of hope?


Nitty Gritty:

Adult poetry

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

Personal struggles

Occasional dips into melodrama

Final notes of hope stirring on slender strings