First Line Friday 22.4 Featuring: Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver

First Line Friday is a weekly linkup hosted at Reading Is My Superpower. To participate, share the first line of a book of your choice, add the link to the linkup on the host’s page, and check out what others are reading and sharing!

The First Line:

Hello, sun in my face.

About the Book

Title: Why I Wake Early

Author: Mary Oliver

Genre: Poetry

Synopsis: The forty-seven new works in this volume include poems on crickets, toads, trout lilies, black snakes, goldenrod, bears, greeting the morning, watching the deer, and, finally, lingering in happiness. Each poem is imbued with the extraordinary perceptions of a poet who considers the everyday in our lives and the natural world around us and finds a multitude of reasons to wake early.

My schedule may not leave much choice in when I wake these days, but this poetry is making it a little more enjoyable. Honestly, I think I would enjoy getting up before the sun if I were not staying up so late working on homework! I don’t mind it too much as it is, though. Most of the time.

Is reading a part of your morning?

Until the next chapter,


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