Poems of Shadows and Light: A Wellness Community Collection

Poems of Shadows and Light: A Wellness Community Collection

by Maggie Rowe, Lowell McMullin, Arthur Strube, Anneliese Strube
     
 

This inspiring, interesting, moving and sometimes funny collection of poems comes from a group of friends meeting weekly to write about their encounters with cancer and with life. Sometimes all the structures we have relied on are taken away by pain and change; poetry can give us the chance to restructure things. In this book, a weaver launches her dreams into the… See more details below

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This inspiring, interesting, moving and sometimes funny collection of poems comes from a group of friends meeting weekly to write about their encounters with cancer and with life. Sometimes all the structures we have relied on are taken away by pain and change; poetry can give us the chance to restructure things. In this book, a weaver launches her dreams into the treetops, an artist tackles a villanelle in his scanning chamber, a research chemist describes his chemotherapy in measured stanzas, an engineer writes of her widow's grief. A photographer records the details of beauty, an English teacher plays with form and rhyme, a counselor writes of unwrapping her new self. A mother undergoing surgery speaks to her daughter, an executive imagines the family supper table without him. A woman's visits to Poland and Canada give perspective on her origins and current life. As you will see from the poems in this book, a cancer diagnosis is not just numbers, and it is not just loss.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441443533
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/04/2009
Pages:
86
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)

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