The Shadow Loom Poems by Mary Willette HughesThe Shadow Loom Poems by Mary Willette Hughes

The Shadow Loom Poems

byMary Willette Hughes

Paperback | September 1, 2010

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"Mary Willette Hughes's third collection shows the poet at the height of her powers to appreciate the munificence of a long and well-lived life. Her voice is warm and wise in the knowledge that 'Every moment of light and dark is a miracle,' as Walt Whitman wrote. The poems are animated by a loving, generous, grateful sensibility. Some keen with the sharpness of loss. Hughes writes of long-married love, the husband and wife 'faithful as mountains,' and of a friend in a hospice room requesting that wilted flowers remain as 'they are teaching me to die.' Hughes's quick and appreciative eye and nimble writing style give us images of birds, grandchildren, spring mornings, harvests, poetry therapy sessions, butterflies in the snow and things round and ripe, such as a female body. The poet has inherited a love of poetry from her mother, and she passes it along to us-lucky us.      - Margaret Haase, author of Milk and Tides, winner of the Midwest Book Award for Poetry in 2009.
Mary Willette Hughes, married to Mark, is a musician, teacher, poet, mother of seven, grandmother of twenty-two, and great-grandmother of three. She has had two books of poetry published, Quilt Pieces and Flight On New Wings. During the last ten years she has worked part-time for the St. Cloud Hospital's Recovery Plus program for addic...
Title:The Shadow Loom PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:NORTH STAR PRESS OF ST. CLOUDLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0878394036

ISBN - 13:9780878394036

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