The House the Spirit Builds

September 21, 2019|
The House the Spirit Builds by Lorna Crozier
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The House the Spirit BuildsSomething astonishing happens when the poems and photos sit side by side and speak to one another in a language that is timeless, lucid and precise: they bring us to a wisdom that might mitigate the damage we do to others and the natural world.While acknowledging the loss and suffering that infuse our days, the poems and photographs invite us to expand our sense of wonder, our sense that all things are connected, no matter where we live. An image of a slice of light falling across a tablecloth, a black beetle on a leaf: these poems speak of moments “when the dragonfly lands and grips the skin / on the back of your hand” or “rain stops falling / but / hangs around / like the shape of lust / in bedsheets.” The impressions and expressions vary, but remind us that if we pay attention, even the smallest things can bring us joy and remind us we are not alone in our brief sojourn on this earth.
Lorna Crozier has received numerous awards, including the Governor General’s Award, for her fifteen books of poetry, which include The Blue Hour of the Day, What the Living Won’t Let Go, Everything Arrives at the Light, and Inventing the Hawk. She is also the author of the memoir Small Beneath the Sky and the editor of se...
Title:The House the Spirit Builds
Product dimensions:80 pages, 7.4 X 7.8 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:80 pages, 7.4 X 7.8 X 0.5 in
Published:September 21, 2019
Publisher:Douglas And McIntyre (2013) Ltd.
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771622417

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