Last Night the Rain Spoke to Me (poetry recitation)

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Poet, Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver wrote so many beautiful poems, selecting only one for a Saturday recitation was no easy task. I am most familiar with her poem, “The Journey,” however, I enjoy the experience and challenge of learning a new poem a few days before a blog post. My recitation selection, “Last Night the Rain Spoke to Me,” has a subtle melancholy transformed by gentle beauty and hope. Oliver’s ability to tell a moving story with an economy of words is impressive. This one spoke to me Monday night. 😉 Coincidentally, we had a rare desert rain the next day. I suppose I chose right!

Author Bio: Mary Oliver was born in Cleveland, Ohio on September 10, 1935. Best known for her gift of writing about the “quiet occurrences of nature,” it is no surprise to learn that Mary spent time exploring and writing poetry in…

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