First Edition of Mary Oliver's The Leaf And The Cloud: A Poem; Signed by Her

  • The Leaf and the Cloud: A Poem.

The Leaf and the Cloud: A Poem.

Item Number: 68345

Da Capo Press, 2000.

First edition of this book-length poem in seven parts from the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Mary Oliver on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

With piercing clarity and craftsmanship, Mary Oliver has fashioned an unforgettable poem of questioning and discovery, about what is observable and what is not, about what passes and what persists. As the U.S. Poet Laureate, Stanley Kunitz, has said: "Mary Oliver's poetry is fine and deep; it reads like a blessing. Her special gift is to connect us with our sources in the natural world, its beauties and terrors and mysteries and consolations." The Boston Globe has called Mary Oliver "a great poet . . . she is amazed but not blinded." And the Miami Herald has said: "The gift of Oliver's poetry is that she communicates the beauty she finds in the world and makes it unforgettable."