53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Event:PRAYING WITH THE POETRY OF MARY OLIVER
Date:October 5th, 2019.
Time:10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Category/Categories:Spiritual Enrichment

Saturday

The death of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mary Oliver earlier this year has created a resurgence of interest in her poetry.   It has been said “her poems are always relational.  She is full of praise and gratitude.  She asks us questions, invites us into her space, only to gently to direct our gaze out again into the world."  She constantly encourages us to take on her own practice of re-seeing what it means to be alive.  Her life remained enmeshed in the visceral landscape of nature.  Her poems increasingly became prayer-poems.

Come to the natural world at Genesis during this Autumn.  Let’s re-examine some of Mary Oliver’s poems as they lead us into our own noticing, questions and prayer.

$40, lunch included

JoAnn Bourquard

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From its beginning the earth is a spiritual as well as a physical reality.
-Thomas Berry