This Wild And Precious Life

“What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Simple, direct, and profoundly feeling, Mary Oliver touched countless readers with her tender, accessible verse, expressing her love for the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things. Her poems deftly weave close observations of nature with an evergreen state of wonder, and her essays about the craft of writing are remarkable for their intelligent yet comprehensive advice. Oliver is a perennial touchstone for writers and nature lovers. Here for the first time is a journal that invites you to actively engage with her poetry. Flip from page to page to find a comforting, inspiring, or challenging quote from one of her poems, with an occasional poem reprinted in its entirety. The questions that weave through her poems form natural journaling prompts—from "The Gardener," for example: Have I lived enough? Have I loved enough? Or from "Gratitude": What di

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