Mary Oliver reads "The Summer Day"
June 21, 2011
In honor of the first day of summer (and a glorious first day it is here at the top of Beacon Hill), here is some inspiration from Mary Oliver. She reads her poem, "The Summer Day," the audio of which is available on At Blackwater Pond: Mary Oliver reads Mary Oliver. The poem first appeared in House of Light, and was reprinted in her National Book Award-winning New and Selected Poems: Volume One.
Echoing the words of the poet, we ask "[W]hat is it you plan to do/ with your one wild and precious life?"