In honor of the late poet Mary Oliver, Lauryn shares two of her poems - Love Sorrow and When I Am Among The Trees. This episode includes:
How Mary Oliver’s poetry and time in nature saved her amidst her difficult childhood
Why her poetry wasn’t celebrated by her poet contemporaries, and how her conviction that “poetry musn’t be fancy” allowed her to touch the lives of people around the world
A reading of Love Sorrow (6:30) and Lauryn’s reflections
A reading of When I Am Among The Trees (10:25) and Lauryn’s reflections
Read Mary Oliver’s New York Times obituary here.
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