A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver

A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver


I go down to the shore in the morning

and depending on the hour the waves

are rolling in or moving out, 

and I say, oh, I am miserable,

what shall-

what should I do? And the sea says

in its lovely voice:

Excuse me, I have work to do.


Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her treasured dog Percy, Mary Oliver is beautifully open to the teachings contained within the smallest of moments. In A Thousand Mornings she explores, with startling clarity, humour and kindness, the mysteries of our daily experience.

  • Details

    Imprint: Little, Brown

    Publication Date: 5 April 2018

    ISBN: 9781472153760

    Pages: 96

    Format: Paperback