"Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird - equal seekers of sweetness": First Edition of Thirst: Poems by Mary Oliver; Signed by her
Thirst: Poems by Mary Oliver.
Item Number: 96101
Boston: Beacon Press, 2006.
First edition of this collection of poems of grief, love, and faith. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Mary Oliver on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket which shows light rubbing.
Grappling with grief at the death of her beloved partner of over forty years, Oliver strives in Thirst to experience sorrow as a path to spiritual progress and grief as a part of loving and not its end. In three stunning long poems, she explores the dimensions and tests the parameters of religious doctrine and chronicles for the first time her discovery of faith.