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Appreciation Of The Poem Tamed Honey By Mary Oliver

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As a naturalist, Mary Oliver is describing an experience of tasting “tamed” honey, which creates a desire for the real, natural honey. So she goes out into the forest and “experiences” eating the honey and finding everything that was lost. I believe she is referring to nature being lost, and by eating and experiencing nature, you are finding it. In the course of the grief cycle, this poem falls in the middle of summer, in line with the theme of full resurrection and restoration. Oliver describes bliss in the form of eating this perfect and natural honey. Although I am not as extreme as her in my appreciation for nature, I can relate to her love for nature, and I can also relate to her extreme devotion to nature, except mine is towards God.
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