Posts tagged: Mary Oliver

For 2018: Mary Oliver’s Twelve Moons as a Lunar Calendar

By , December 30, 2017

Earlier in the winter, when a blog follower expressed interest in an old project of mine, I pulled it out, dusted it off, and updated it for her. Now that it’s all set, I’ll post it for anyone else interested in a new project for 2018: reading Mary Oliver’s book of poems, Twelve Moons, as a lunar calendar.

Mary Oliver's Twelve Moons


I have done this myself twice, so far. The first time, in 2011, (see Mary Oliver’s Twelve Moons as Lunar Calendar) I blogged about most of the poems, sometimes dedicating a whole post to one, sometimes merely pointing out that it was time to read the next poem. In posting for 2018, I’ve added links to the corresponding posts that discuss a poem in some way, sharing with you whatever thoughts I had at that time. So, when you click on the linked titles, please don’t expect to find the poem itself posted on line!

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The Lamps

By , October 1, 2014

Yesterday, on the last day of September, I cleaned and filled the oil lamps. I originally planned to perform this autumn chore on the Autumnal Equinox, either standard or local (see Preparing for the Dark Half of the Year) but Michelle’s folks arrived on the 22nd, so very little got done here at home.

So, as September drew to a close, and October waited to make its entrance, I prepared our oil lamps to greet it.

Drying oil lamp chimneys (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

Drying oil lamp chimneys (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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