Mary Oliver writes many of her poems the way I would like to write poems. Many of them deal with nature and have some beautiful imagery. Generally, they are accessible, so there's no need to be afraid of them. They can also be enjoyed on multiple levels. Here are the titles of the books I read and some of the poems I enjoyed from each of them.
Why I Wake Early
- Why I Wake Early
- Freshen the Flowers, She Said
- The Hermit Crab
- The Summer Day
- Black Oaks
- Am I Not Among the Early Risers
- Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches
- Wild Geese
- Such Singing in the Wild Branches
- Some Herons
I want to be improbable beautiful and afraid of nothing as though I had wings. -- from "Starlings in Winter" (page 55)
If you enjoy nature and poetry, I would recommend Mary Oliver's work.