Mary Oliver – morning poetry writing

Listen to this wonderfully calm and thoughtful interview with the Pulitzer prize-winning poet, Mary Oliver (NPR recording 2013).

In under 7 minutes, she conveys the fresh tang of her words, by reading her poem “I happen to be standing”, written during her usual early morning attentiveness to nature and poetry writing time of choice. ¬†Then goes on to give some thoughts¬†on the practice of writing poetry and her concern with the natural world:



Vitamins for the Ears (playlist:38 mins)

A bit of this and that for a positive spiritual vibe on a morning.

  1. My Blue Heaven – Dudley Moore Trio
  2. Rock Me – The Blind Boys of Alabama
  3. The Sun will Rise – The Brilliance
  4. Sigh no more – Mumford and Sons
  5. Hallelujah – Scott Blackwell
  6. Up Ship! – Port Blue
  7. Divine Invitation – Page CXVI
  8. Who seek your face – The Ramp
  9. Just say Yes – Snow Patrol

(Music is a very personal choice, but I hope this list is wide enough for at least one track to be enjoyable for you also.)