Dog Songs

Mary Oliver

Poetry 2013 | 121 pages


Someone I dearly love gave me this book of poetry by the infamous Mary Oliver.  I read it.  And then I read it again.  It is a book about a woman and her dogs.  But, of course, it is also much more than that.  Here are two favorite stanzas:

  • You may not agree, you may not care, but
  • If you are holding this book you should know
  • That of all the sights I love in this world —
  • And there are plenty — very near the top of
  • The list is this one: dogs without leashes.  (pg 5)


  • A dog can never tell you what she knows from the
  • Smells of the world, but you know, watching her,
  • That you know
  • Almost nothing. (Pg 27)

Yes, take 15 minutes to read this book, if you love dogs.  Or freedom.  Or life.

March, 2021



4 responses on “Dog Songs

  1. Gary Folker

    Hi Andrea,
    Anything by Mary Oliver goes to the very top of the list. Thanks for the recommendation.

    1. Andrea Sigetich Post author

      I knew as I was posting this, that you would reply, Deby, and of course KNOW this book!