Mary Oliver’s Twelve Moons Begins Today

By , January 12, 2011

Today’s the day I start reading Mary Oliver’s Twelve Moons as a lunar calendar. If you plan to join me, please use the comment section below to let me know. If anyone does, I’ll be sure to list reminders on the blog whenever possible. If no one responds, I suppose I’ll still mention it, since there might be latecomers, but I won’t make a concerted effort to do so.

I regret that I couldn’t figure out a way to make this work starting on the new moon, which fell on January 3rd here in Alaska, but I think the schedule works well. I’d love it if others joined in—I’ve been in book clubs and participated in book readings in the past. Excuse the obvious pun, but it’s fun to be on the same page with other people now and then!

The calendar starts with the poem, Snakes in Winter.

2 Responses to “Mary Oliver’s Twelve Moons Begins Today”

  1. moonbliss says:

    I’ll have to remember this book for a later date. No time to read it right now. But I’m eager to hear what you think of it. Sounds right up my alley.

  2. Mark Zeiger says:

    Aah, but Moonbliss, it’s a poetry book! The schedule I set out involves reading a poem on most of the moon phases throughout the year. Follow the link back to the introductory post for more information, but the idea is to read a single poem from the book at each moon phase (more or less–my system does get a bit contorted to make it all fit).

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