Download e-book for kindle: DEAR DECEMBER by Samantha Friello

By Samantha Friello

"""Dear December"" catapults you right into a international of vibrant imagery, promising to take your breath away with its brief, story-like poetry exuding eloquent language and riveting beauty.

""Dear December"" captures the essence of the altering seasons; entailing the perils of a misplaced love; in addition to various scintillating subject matters; making you snort at its a little ironic and sarcastic model of humor whereas alluring you with an unique research and perception into daily life.

""Dear December"" will hold you turning the pages with its daring and funny depiction of daily occasions; together with what it takes to be a very good prepare dinner, treating your self to a long-awaited ""spa day"", concocting a mouth-watering smoothie, the feelings skilled whereas within the throes of romantic ardour, the sordid info of a death love lifestyles, and the perception into relationships that have long past awry!

So, have a look and develop into engrossed inside ""Dear December"", a poetry publication written to compell you to embark upon a paranormal trip right into a international of tremendous perception and intrigue!"

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New PDF release: Short Trip to the Edge: A Pilgrimage to Prayer

By Scott Cairns

Poet and literature professor Scott Cairns ran headlong into his midlife trouble — a pretty universal adventure between males nearing the age of 50 — whereas strolling at the seashore along with his Labrador. His was once no longer a determined try to recapture adolescence, packed with activities autos and younger ladies. as an alternative, Cairns learned his non secular existence was once advancing at a snail's velocity and time was once working out. Midlife drawback for this this Baptist grew to become japanese Orthodox manifested as a determined have to hunt down prayer.

Originally released in 2007, this re-creation of brief journey to the sting comprise photographs, maps and an multiplied narrative of Scott's religious trip to the magical peninsula of Mt. Athos. With twenty monasteries and 13 sketes scattered throughout its sloping terrain, the Holy Mountain used to be the ideal position for Scott to search out a prayer father and notice the stillness of the real prayer lifestyles. instructed with wit and delightful prose, his narrative takes the reader from a seashore in Virginia to the main holy Orthodox monasteries on the planet to a monastery in Arizona and again back as Scott struggles to discover his prayer direction. alongside the best way, Cairns cast relationships with priests, monks, and fellow pilgrims. "Scott Cairns is not just the most important poets of our time but additionally a prose author of unusual imaginative and prescient, and briefly journey to the sting, his account of his pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain of Athos, in northern Greece, he weaves jointly a private historical past of religion, a wealth of studying, and the knowledge of the a while to create a booklet for religious seekers from each spiritual denomination. What greater consultant, and go back and forth spouse, than Scott Cairns? i might persist with him to the sting – and beyond." — Christopher Merrill, writer of items of the Hidden God: trip to the Holy Mountain

"Scott Cairns is not just essentially the most important poets of our time but in addition a prose author of unusual imaginative and prescient, and in brief journey to the sting, his account of his pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain of Athos, in northern Greece, he weaves jointly a private background of religion, a wealth of studying, and the knowledge of the a while to create a ebook for non secular seekers from each spiritual denomination. What higher advisor, and shuttle better half, than Scott Cairns? i might keep on with him to the sting – and beyond." — Christopher Merrill, writer of items of the Hidden God: trip to the Holy Mountain

"Mt Athos is 'the area' in additional methods than one, a spot either appealing and ruggedly tough, alive with non secular strength that stocks an identical characteristics. Cairns is the right advisor — secure, invitingly conversational, and sometimes amused, yet constantly evoking the awe that those mysteries deserve." — Frederica Mathewes-Green

"In brief journey To the sting, Scott Cairns pulls again the curtain and offers us a glimpse of the religious power current at the Holy Mountain. He methods his prose with the soul and talent of a poet. it truly is straight away easy and profound—accessible and ineffable. Scott has the arrogance to confront the inner most elements of our human nature with fierce honesty and humor. it is a position the place "pilgrims are a combined bag," holy relics make the center race and actual spirituality is an "acquired taste." The reader, (or may still I say pilgrim) is invited to trip alongside a stunning and in all likelihood scary highway into the guts of silence, repentance and prayer. there's a palpable feel of being there: surrounded by way of a undying refrain of voices chanting at the Holy Mountain, praying for the lifetime of the realm. One slowly loses the will to reach and starts to include the potential of "always becoming." Scott Cairns pours out his soul during this fantastic and masses wanted booklet. it really is worth the taking this brief journey to the edge!" —Jonathan Jackson, famous person of the hit ABC exhibit Nashville and writer of The secret Of Art

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Download e-book for kindle: AMERICA, BEFORE THE STORM by Gerald Lewis Geiger

By Gerald Lewis Geiger

"“AMERICA, sooner than THE hurricane – Portrait of a state” is poetry “ad populum”
--“To the folk Poetry.”
It SOUNDS OFF “in the clear”—without a dozen footnotes on every one page.
It LILTS the routing speed of lifestyles along.
It LIFTS the careworn spirit.
It LOFTS our strategies and dreams.

It is a “poem-a-day” treasury of various themes to entertain, tell, enhance.


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Download e-book for kindle: God’s Poetic Treasure’s by Priscilla McGee

By Priscilla McGee

God’s poetic treasure’s is a poetic trip in the course of the scriptures. This e-book has part headings and in each one part there's a prayer and a comparable scripture. inside of every one part there are 8 to 10 poems with a comparable scripture. This e-book is designed within the form of a devotion booklet which permits the reader to examine the part heading, locate the realm that they could want encouragement. Then via accessibility they could flip to it and browse the poems and scriptures which are concerning the topic.

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Patapaa and The Palmwine Tapper - download pdf or read online

By Prince Kwasi Mensah

Patapaa and the Palmwine Tapper is an anthology doused within the honor and homeliness within the West African lifestyle. utilizing the backdrop of idyllic photographs and actual characters, Prince Kwasi Mensah, as soon as achieve, provides a strong literary paintings a couple of lifestyle we have a tendency to pass over amidst the numerous descriptions of Africa. This paintings can pay homage to the poet's land of delivery and its cultural essence in a global of disintegrating identities. Patapaa and the Palmwine Tapper basks within the majesty of simplicity and within the unmistakable air of mystery that surrounds many African cultures.

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New PDF release: Adam's Curse: Reflections on Religion and Literature

By Denis Donoghue

W. B. Yeats's poem "Adam's Curse" offers Donoghue with motif and incentive. In Genesis God says to Adam: "Because thou hast harkened unto the voice of thy spouse, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, asserting, Thou shalt no longer devour of it: cursed is the floor for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou consume of all of it the times of thy life." Yeats positioned it this fashion: "It is sure there's no wonderful factor / on the grounds that Adam's curse yet wishes a lot labouring." according to a talk he had together with his liked Maud Gonne and her sister Kathleen, Yeats's poem thinks approximately how tricky it's to be appealing, to write down nice poetry, to like. In his Erasmus Lectures, Donoghue thinks concerning the lasting problems keen on figuring out, and residing with, cultural, literary, and spiritual values which are in stressed relation to each other. On those and similar concerns, Donoghue enters into dialog with various writers, a few of them-John Crowe Ransom, Hans Urs von Balthasar, William Lynch, Alasdair MacIntyre, Emmanuel Levinas, Andrew Delbanco, and Robert Bellah-signaled through the titles of the seven lectures. Into the thematic area instructed by means of each one of those titles Donoghue invitations different writers and sages to hitch the conversation-Henry Adams, William Empson, John Milbank, Czeslaw Milosz, Seamus Heaney, Gabriel Josipovici, and plenty of extra. The "talk," as you may count on, retains coming round to the examining of particular literary texts: passages from Paradise misplaced, Stevens's "Esthétique du mal," fiction by way of Gide and J. F. Powers and J. M. Coetzee, to call just a couple of. In ADAM'S CURSE, Donoghue brings his detailed intelligence to endure on many of the intersections the place faith and literature provocatively meet.

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Richard Harry's Windows of the Mind PDF

By Richard Harry

Welcome! Come a bit nearer, step up and peek in the course of the home windows of the brain into the world of Richard I. Harry that extends via time and area, prior and present…a global of its personal that transcends tradition and country.

Traveling via this realm, we are going to contact on many issues akin to faith, love, humor, politics, crime, relationships, and romance—a realm which stretches again to the time of Shakespeare and encompasses town, nation, and all of nature. have a look into my previous. stick to me via existence as a small boy to the pains of a senior citizen.

I wish you to adventure it all—to consider the affection, compassion, anger, rage, desire, soreness, victory, and despair—to giggle and cry. yet such a lot of all, i would like you in finding the phrases of knowledge hidden the following. Heed them, use them after which cross them directly to your friends and children.

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