Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 17, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

When Death Comes (for Mary Oliver)

Book Titles: Devotions, Dog Songs

Have you heard? Mary Oliver has died. The best beloved poet of our time? Yes. Maybe. But I’m sure – not only in my mind. She walked in beauty, like the night.

April 2, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

The Last Days of My Dog

Book Title: Dog Songs

These are the last days of my dog, Belle.  She remains in good spirits – at least, today – but lymphoma has caused the nodes in her neck to swell to the size of golf balls.  The vet says the time will soon come when we shouldn’t let her suffer. I am walking around with a hole in my heart already.  Mary Oliver’s beautiful new …

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April 2, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Wednesday Special: The Last Days of My Dog

These are the last days of my dog, Belle.  She remains in good spirits – at least, today – but lymphoma has caused the nodes in her neck to swell to the size of golf balls.  The vet says the time will soon come when we shouldn’t let her suffer. I am walking around with a hole in my heart already.  Mary Oliver’s beautiful new …

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