Synopsis: Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone... Link to Full Poem Source: Selected poems by W.H Auden Vol/Page/Date: 1989 Resource Type: Book Author/Source: W. H. Auden keywords: poetry, death, W.H Auden Submitter: Peters Related Resources: Excerpt from "In Blackwater Woods"; a poem by
Synopsis: In a dream I meet my dead friend. He has, I know, gone long and far... Link to Full Poem Source: Poem from "A Part" Vol/Page/Date: 1980 Resource Type: Book Author/Source: Wendell Berry keywords: poetry, wendell berry, death, friend Submitter: Peters Related Resources: Excerpt from "In Blackwater Woods"; a poem by Mary Oliver Two
Synopsis: Every old man I see Reminds me of my father When he had fallen in love with death One time when sheaves were gathered...Link to Full Poem Source: Poem from "Collected Poems" Vol/Page/Date: 1947 Resource Type: Book Author/Source: Patrick Kavanagh keywords: father/son, remember, death, poetry, love Submitter: Peters Related Resources: Excerpt from "In Blackwater
Description: Epilogue by Lydia Prescott Thayer What is it in us, especially when we are young, that makes most of us fight for life with such dogged and desperate and passionate persistence? Life is a future we cannot see, mysterious and unpredictable. Yet we choose it, if choice is really ours, even with
Synopsis: Mary Oliver is a poet from Province Town, MA and writes mostly about nature. Oliver was awarded the Pulitzer Prize (1984) and the National Book Award (1992). Her most recent collection is Evidence (2009). The following is an excerpt from her poem In Blackwater Woods that was recently published in the New York Times.