The Earth Avails

The Earth Avails The Anticipated New Book By Mark Wunderlich, Whose Poetry Reminds Us How Fully The Spirit Can Illuminate The Depths The New Yorker A Publishers Weekly Book Of The WeekWith Your Sorghum Broom You Sweetened My Path, Pulledthe Woolen Shawl Around Me While I Slept That The Lightning Struck The Willowand Did Not Fall For This I Am Grateful From Heaven Letter The Earth Avails Evokes An All But Lost History, When Every Setting, Thought, And Action Was Imbued With Ritual Here S The Prayer Said In A Time Of Sickness Here S The Blessing Spoken Upon Entering The House Here S The Letter From Heaven That Protects Its Holder From Harm And Misfortune Rendered In Part From Folkloric And Historical Sources, Mark Wunderlich S Poems Reinvent These Traditions With Lyrical And Emotive Force For A New Century Of Readers. I really loved this book Wunderlich takes his rural early and seemingly current life and the particularly Germanic character of that upbringing and produced this volume Using some historic sources Anglo Saxon poems, a book of prayers he found, the PA German tradition of heaven letters he offers contemporary renditions of this material as well as poems entirely of his own creation Some of these poems include the word prayer but they seemed to me at least to be a prayer in the sense of a mo I really loved this book Wunderlich takes his rural early and seemingly current life and the particularly Germanic character of that upbringing and produced this volume Using some historic sources Anglo Saxon poems, a book of prayers he found, the PA German tradition of heaven letters he offers contemporary renditions of this material as well as poems entirely of his own creation Some of these poems include the word prayer but they seemed to me at least to be a prayer in the sense of a momentary wish, rooted in a clear eyed appraisal of the present and a sense of their own futility That at any rate is how it seemed to me Alas I am of PA German Dutch stock and I am, in some sen
I have little tolerance for religious mumb0 jumbo and rewriting religious mumbo jumbo is the essence of this book I read the first nine poems, only liked one OK, and bailed. I received this as part of the Goodreads First Reads program I am not going to rate this because I failed to read the description carefully enough and did not realize that a good portion of this book would be prayers, which isn t my cup of tea But my inability to read the description is not the poet s fault so I shouldn t mark him down for that Also he tends to do a vast majority of the poems in non rhyming couplets I hate couplets Again, not the poet s fault that I have this stylistic pet I received this as part of the Goodreads First Reads program I am not going to rate this because I failed to read the description carefully enough and did not realize that a good portion of this book would be prayers, which isn t my cup of tea But my inability to read the description is not the poet s fault so I shouldn t mark him down for that Also he tends to do a vast majority of the poems in non rhyming couplets I hate couplets Again, not the poet s fault that I have this stylistic pet peeve, right Well, right or not, I m choosing not to rate this, just leave this review.I can tell you that some of the poems I found very moving Sand Shark, especiall
These poems, many of which are prayers, are full of wonder at the natural world, our place in it, and the vagaries of time They celebrate both living and lost locations, and are gently illuminating and verbally surprising at the same time This book feels pastoral in both the countryside and the religious sense, and the fact that I enjoyed it immensely even though I am an atheist and don t normally gravitate to anything based on works of prayer says a lot The book is not at all preachy, don t These poems, many of which are prayers, are full of wonder at the natural world, our place in it, and the vagaries of time They celebrate both living and lost locations, and are ge
I received this book from a Goodreads giveaway which I chose to enter because I love poetry Until now, I have not liked much of the poetry I have read by Goodreads authors However, I loved this book I read 2 3 of it in one sitting then set it aside and forgot about it while in a flurry of my own writing and artistic pursuits I picked it up again this weekend and it brought me right back into the natural world of the coyote, the stream, the hawk I am a small town girl, at home in nature, and I received this book from a Goodreads giveaway which I chose to enter because I love poetry Until now, I have not liked much of the poetry I have read by Goodreads authors However, I loved this book I read 2 3 of it in one sitting then set it aside and forgot about it while in a flurry of my own writing and artistic pursuits I picked it up again this weekend and it brought me right back into the natural world of the coyote, the stream, the hawk I am a small town g
I have mixed feelings about this collection While some poems made me tear up a bit, the rest made me feel very uncomfortable without even sending forward a definite feeling or meaning I got lost in fancy words resting in places they didn t quite fit I plan on rereading this in a few days to see if I can perhaps gain a better understanding of what Wund
The Earth Avails is a collection of poems by Mark Wunderlich Before this book, I was not aware of this poet However, I have to say that reading this collection puts you in a serene, countryside type of setting While many of these poems are prayers of some type, these pieces also include a sense of history, place and are descriptive enough to put you right there with the narrator It was an interesting collection and I look forward to readingfrom Wunderlich Reviewer received the book f The Earth Avails is a collection of poems by Mark Wunderlich Before this book, I was not aware of this poet However, I
I have to say that it has been a long time since I sat down with a book of poetry Mark s poetry was delightful and resonated with me I am not exactly a city girl but neither am I a country girl and readi
As with most poetry collections, I liked some of these poems a lotthan others This collection is very spiritual, so if that s not your thing, I don t recommend picking it up Regardless many of these poems and prayers were beautiful and inspiring, and honestly I want to
I enjoyed this collection despite the poems that are called prayers They are not necessarily addressed to any one god in particular Very readable poems with all the good subjects like nature and animals, weather, love, hope and death.

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  • Paperback
  • 80 pages
  • The Earth Avails
  • Mark Wunderlich
  • 13 May 2017
  • 1555976662