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How We Are Loved: A Spiritual Odyssey
     

How We Are Loved: A Spiritual Odyssey

by Carla Martin-Wood
 
How we are loved is a very human, very personal spiritual exploration that examines the inherent desire to believe that Someone Greater loves us, is in control, cares - when everything around us points to the contrary. It delves deeply into the violent and unconscionable events that fill each newscast and would seem to indicate that there is no "cosmic parent"

Overview

How we are loved is a very human, very personal spiritual exploration that examines the inherent desire to believe that Someone Greater loves us, is in control, cares - when everything around us points to the contrary. It delves deeply into the violent and unconscionable events that fill each newscast and would seem to indicate that there is no "cosmic parent" who cares at all. It journeys back to the most ancient roots of religious belief to look at the feminine and masculine aspects of deity, while raising many questions. Are we on our own, and if so, why do we find belief in deity represented in prehistoric paintings on cave walls and proclaimed on the internet? Is deity as real and as close as the earth beneath us, or is it eternally illusive, a fairytale we tell ourselves out of fear or longing? These poems celebrate the human search for more, while taking comfort in the tangible beauty of earth that cushions the blows, regardless of where it came from. How we are loved rejoices in our ability to look beyond pain and sorrow to find somewhere in those shadows the God/Goddess of our own understanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615634722
Publisher:
Fortunate Childe Publications
Publication date:
04/17/2012
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

Meet the Author

Nine times nominated for The Pushcart Prize, Carla Martin-Wood is the author of the recently released Into the Windfall Light from The Pink Petticoat Press. She is also the author of Flight Risk & Other Poems, How we are loved, Songs from the Web [encore],and One flew east, all from Fortunate Childe Publications.

She has authored seven chapbooks: Songs from the Web (Bitter Wine Press); Garden of Regret and Redheaded Stepchild (both Pudding House Chapbook Series); Feed Sack Majesty, HerStory, and The Last Magick and Other Poems (all Fortunate Childe Publications); and Absinthe & Valentines (Flutter Press).

A copy of Carla's chapbook, Garden of Regret, resides in the Special Collections & University Archives at Stanford University, contributed by Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Carla's poems have appeared in a plethora of journals and numerous anthologies in the US, England, and Ireland since 1978.

Carla is Copy Director of an advertising agency. She has three magnificent granddaughters: Sarah, Erica, and Caeli Grace, in order of appearance. Carla was nominated for Best of the Net 2010 and 2011, and is listed in the Poets & Writers Directory at www.pw.org.

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