Unpack My Heart with Words

Unpack My Heart with Words

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From the first poem to the last one, you will find yourself in the thrall of this poet's poet, who conjures from her Irish roots the song of the holy well. Maureen Grady opened my heart and packed it with such beautiful words, that I found myself crying after almost every poem. The exquisite poetry in this collection of exquisite poems will comfort you on your life's journey toward home. If you read one book of poems this year, make this the one. Wherever you travel, the poems in this book will be your passport to life's abundant sorrows and blessings. Jack Grapes, The Naked Eye and All the Sad Angels Like an altar of burning candles, Maureen Grady's poems call to us. In quiet, elegant language, Grady writes about love, loss, and redemption; her memorials for a lost newborn brother, childhood friend, parent, or lover anchor us in the tangibly sensual. A plate of lemons, a single purple hyacinth, a half-yard of lavender fabric seem tokens of a lost world. This poet's sensitive vision renders the commonplace as extraordinary, even sacred. What if we, too, began to feel as deeply as she? "The lost light shapes us, /and we are wreathed by it," she writes. In Grady's poetic offerings, we encounter what is beloved to us all, and find ourselves wreathed by her special light. Lisa C. Krueger, Rebloom, animals the size of dreams, and Talisman
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Product details

  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514367084
  • 9781514367087
  • 2,547,285

About Maureen Grady

Maureen Grady is a writer, actor, and producer. She has taught British and Irish literature and creative writing for many years, as well as writing and produc for theatre and film. Maureen is a graduate of Stanford University with a BA in literature and has a MA in Theatre. She has two beloved grown children, and divides her time between Ireland and America.
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