The Rain Sermon: Le Sermon de la Pluie

The Rain Sermon: Le Sermon de la Pluie

by Dianne Cikusa
The Rain Sermon: Le Sermon de la Pluie

The Rain Sermon: Le Sermon de la Pluie

by Dianne Cikusa

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Overview

Bilingual book in English and French

Through simplified character portraits, the poet presents life as an emotional image palette, exemplifying our human traits and idiosyncrasies. Positive social, ethical and environmental values are gently embedded as the author shows us variations of the world through differing perceptual eyes: those building up our inner pictures, and those prodding the outer world of our actions. There is a contemporary relevance in the themes explored, including an emphasis on self-worth and creative potential - as well as our interconnectedness with nature and our social interactions with others.

The strength and linguistic vibrancy of this work is achieved through its emotional incisiveness and by moulding fresh image from the texture of our universally-shared human experiences. A declarative and authorial voice intersperses with distilled moments, softer musings and sentimentality - prompting an awareness of our human emotions and the role they play in our personal development and also as a product of our internal schemes of self-preservation.

Livre bilingue anglais-français

Au moyen de quelques portraits simplifiés, la poétesse nous présente la vie comme une palette d'émotions représentant les traits et particularités de l'humanité. Valeurs sociales et morales, toutes positives, sont délicatement imbriquées par l'auteure qui nous montre les facettes variées du monde à travers diverses perceptions - celles qui construisent nos images intérieures et celles qui encouragent nos actions. Notre "moi" peut en effet osciller entre l'union provisoire et la totalité de la vie avec des sentiments d'inachèvement ou de mécontentement envahissant. En outre, il y a une pertinence contemporaine dans les thèmes explorés, y compris l'importance de la confiance en soi et du potentiel créatif sans oublier nos liens avec la nature et la société.

La force et la vitalité linguistique de cette oeuvre résultent de l'éloquence émotionnelle et de la manipulation par ailleurs de nouvelles images émanant de nos expériences humaines universellement partagées. Une voix assertive, entrecoupée de purs moments de douces rêveries et de sentimentalité, nous donne conscience de nos émotions humaines et du rôle qu'elles jouent dans notre développement personnel et dans nos machinations dictées par notre instinct de conservation.


Product Details

BN ID: 2940163214303
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication date: 05/08/2019
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: eBook
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Dianne Cikusa is an Australian writer and poet. She is a Wollongong University graduate, with a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Modern Languages). She also holds a Diploma of Language Studies (French) from the University of Sydney, and has further participated in and directed collaborative works of translation for publication.

Dianne’s work has been published in various online journals, zines, magazines and anthologies, including 𝐶𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑃𝑜𝑒𝑡𝑟𝑦 𝑅𝑒𝑣𝑖𝑒𝑤, 𝐺𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝐷𝑜𝑤𝑛 𝑆𝑤𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝑃𝑜𝑒𝑡𝑠 𝑈𝑛𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝐴𝑛𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑦, 𝑍𝑖𝑛𝑒 𝑊𝑒𝑠𝑡, 𝑆𝑢𝑏𝑡𝑙𝑒 𝑇𝑒𝑎 and numerous others. One of her short poems also appeared as digital media in the Melbourne 2010 Overload Poetry Festival. She is the author of 3 books of poetry, one of which won First prize (Gold medal) in the 2020 Global Ebook Awards in Poetry category, as well as Third prize (Bronze medal) for Best Ebook Cover. Dianne has additionally published nine books of wisdom quotes & reflections, including six e-books and three in print format.

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Table of Contents

Poèmes

tableau 2

souvenirs 6

périmètre 10

alphabet 14

paysages 18

rideaux 22

satellite 26

exploration 30

matelot 34

ballons 38

mannequin 42

papillon 46

pérennité 50

passagers 54

peinture murale 58

Épilogue 62

À propos de l’auteure 66

Remerciements 70

Poems

painting 3

memoirs 7

perimeter 11

alphabet 15

landscapes 19

curtains 23

satellite 27

exploration 31

sailor 35

balloons 39

mannequin 43

butterfly 47

heirloom 51

passengers 55

the mural 59

Conclusion 64

About the author 67

Acknowledgements 71

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