The Blue Flow Below by Don GutteridgeThe Blue Flow Below by Don Gutteridge

The Blue Flow Below

byDon Gutteridge

Paperback | December 5, 2016

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Like a bridge newly built over the wide expanse of a fast flowing river, these poems span the life of a man who still tingles with amazement at the beauty of the present, as he also sees through misty memory how viewing the past with a clear eye might yield the sacred truth of what it means to be fully human. Whether he is recalling his childhood, remembering the loss of contemporary friends grown old, or he is delighting in the love he feels for his family, he is a man who continues to celebrate his own good fortune. He sees deep into the blue water flowing beneath the bridge, though he sometimes finds himself stranded on the shore. His poetry embraces scripture, celebrating both the child's Bible Christ of the hymn Jesus Loves Me, and the adult understanding of the suffering of Christ on the cross. He does not shy away from death. These are brave poems. Like small prayers they partake in the possibility of language as a numinous reminder that the best words in the best order might bring inner life to the surface where it shines.

Don Gutteridge is the author of more than forty books: poetry, fiction and scholarly works in educational theory and practice. He was born in Sarnia, Ontario, and raised in the nearby village of Point Edward. He graduated from Western University in 1960 with an Honours English degree, and taught high school English for seven years befo...
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Title:The Blue Flow BelowFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:December 5, 2016Publisher:Black Moss PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887535720

ISBN - 13:9780887535727

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