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Cries of the Spirit: More Than 300 Poems in Celebration of Women's Spirituality #2020

Cries of the Spirit More Than Poems in Celebration of Women s Spirituality Brimming over with the inspirational words and thoughts of some of our finest writers Cries of the Spirit is a beautiful sourcebook of poetry and prose in praise of life and all that it entails Here

  • Title: Cries of the Spirit: More Than 300 Poems in Celebration of Women's Spirituality
  • Author: Marilyn Sewell
  • ISBN: 9780807068496
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cries of the Spirit: More Than 300 Poems in Celebration of Women's Spirituality By Marilyn Sewell, Brimming over with the inspirational words and thoughts of some of our finest writers, Cries of the Spirit is a beautiful sourcebook of poetry and prose in praise of life and all that it entails Here women s voices fill the age old silence about matters central to their experience from menstruation, sexual intimacy, and childbirth to caretaking, household rituals, and deaBrimming over with the inspirational words and thoughts of some of our finest writers, Cries of the Spirit is a beautiful sourcebook of poetry and prose in praise of life and all that it entails Here women s voices fill the age old silence about matters central to their experience from menstruation, sexual intimacy, and childbirth to caretaking, household rituals, and death These writings represent a healing vision of the sacred that emerges from the particular consciousness of women a vision that partakes of the world of earth and flesh With contributions by Maya Angelou, Julia Alvarez, Margaret Atwood, Hildegard of Bingen, Lucille Clifton, Annie Dillard, Joy Harjo, Erica Jong, Denise Levertov, Audre Lorde, Kathleen Norris, Marge Piercy, Starhawk, Eudora Welty, Alice Walker, and others.

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    1. Fantastic collection of poetry don t be fooled by the sappy title I found this book on a clearance shelf in college, and it s one of the ten books I d never part with I find a new poem to love every time I open the book.

    2. I first bought this volume in the early 2000s, and back then I never read it straight through but just dipped in and out I still had some bookmarks from that time where I d mark poems I especially liked Honestly my favorites after reading the whole book are mostly the same, though there s one with a bit of a clever, snarky ending that I don t appreciate as much as I did in my 20s.

    3. This has been a very worthwhile read with poetry and excerpts from prose written by well known female writers I marked lines and pieces I liked throughout the book as when Eudora Welty commented about her mother s feelings about her chosen career I think she was relieved when I chose to be a writer of stories, for she thought writing was safe p 76 Mary Caroline Richards writes Love is not a doctrine, Peace is not an international agreement Love and Peace are beings who live as possibilities in [...]

    4. This is a book of poetry Poetry expressing all that is sacred about life thus everything there is about life It is a compilation of women authors myriad thoughts and feelings on all aspects of life as it effects woman There are many, here is one Prayer for a Tenspeed Heart by Barbara Hendryson Let the fire of my body propel and warm me and let each darkness reveal its plenitude Let the hills flatten under my wheels and let the eloquent curves yield up their good surprise Let my heart be obstinat [...]

    5. this anthology was gifted to me by my sister tracy after she read it in a college course though i was only 13 the first time i read selected poems, the anthology remains one of my favoriteswell is fearless in confronting issues surrounding women s lives from the physical the ravages upon the female body over time , to the mental the discipline and determination it takes to keep a family together , to the spiritual the gift of a long love at the end of life , this truly is a celebration of womanh [...]

    6. This is not a read cover to cover book It is a book that I return to again and again as I find myself being drawn to a particular poet or source of inspiration Contributors to this collection of poems include Susan Griffin, Margaret Atwood, Nikki Giovanni, Anne Sexton and Alice Walker Divided into sections including Owning Self, Death and Lesser Losses and Re Mything Women s voices sing out diversity, healing and the sacredness of the ordinary These words offer comfort, compassion and insight in [...]

    7. This is an amazing collection of poetry There s so much I could say but don t have the time I highly recommend though.

    8. What I have read so far makes me want to read Wonderful collection of women authors and poems Love that they are organized thematically.

    9. This is truly my favorite complilation of poetry This is a book I would take with me if I were to move out to the mountains and become a goat lady.

    10. This diverse collection of poems by women introduced me to writers I hadn t read before as well as reminded me of past moments of reading poetry The words were familiar or startling sometimes both at the same time I felt a strong kinship with the editor, Marilyn Sewell, because I too have collected spiritual verses And her love for the work and the poets in this book mirrored my love for the work and poets in my book The poetry inspired me to think about, and feel, the role of women in divinity, [...]

    11. A collection of poems by women published in 1991 Themes Mothering, Death and lesser losses.Songs of Brokenness and AlienationThe Will Toward the Good How does change come Poems of witnss and deed.The spirit and the Flesh are One the hairshirts of yore have become the exercise bikes of today The Unity of All That Is the lack of separation of the mystic tradition Images of the DivineRe Mything We are defined by our stories.The Word power of language in speaking truth, giving courage Naming carries [...]

    12. Beautiful poems written by contemporary women, about women s experience, for other women I expected this to be about spiritual experience, but really it s broadly about all the many ways women interact with their world and the people around them Poetry sometimes makes me restless, but this is one book I could come back to again and again and not get tired of it I hear there are sequels also by Marilyn Sewell and I d be interested in checking them out as well.

    13. Wonderful poetry anthology Most useful, in my mind, is a subject index with everything from the very specific masectomy, miscarriage, Immaculate Conception to the vastly broad self identity, poverty, peace I return to this quite often, along with its companion volume of sorts, Claiming the Spirit Within.

    14. I stumbled across this work of art in BN and it spoke to my spirit indeed The selection of poetry and thoughts that are shared are intimate stories of the everyday life of a woman s struggle, joy, love,and glory celebrated.

    15. ahhhhh, its like a breath of fresh air with so little time for mediation, this book has really helped me connect to that little part in me that comes in last place these days behind kid work school house dog cat cat running you get my drift.

    16. This is a beautifully executed anthology Wonder selections Nicely organized It s definitely a book I will keep handy and dip into from time to time when I need validation, inspiration and some sister talk My only negative is that there might have been a few humorous pieces.

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