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The Wild Iris
The Wild Iris | Louise Gluck
This collection of stunningly beautiful poems encompasses the natural, human, and spiritual realms, and is bound together by the universal themes of time and mortality. With clarity and sureness of craft, Gluck's poetry questions, explores, and finally celebrates the ordeal of being alive.
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kspenmoll
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#bookmail #bookmailisthebestmail
Look what surprise was in my mail box today: AAQ, TWI from my sister, and LIL from #literatibookclub #audacious
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LeahBergen Nice! 3mo
RaeLovesToRead 😻😻 3mo
LeslieO Pym! 3mo
Ruthiella Sisters are the best! 😃 3mo
kspenmoll @Ruthiella Totally! I am blessed to have 3 sisters! 3mo
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Dayvvin
Wild Iris | Louise Gluck
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A spellbinding read. This poetic narrative of love, life, connection, depression, death and hope follows a garden, it‘s inhabitants, and it‘s caretakers through the seasons of a year. Every time I revisit it I am left feeling awed at the tapestry of life in which I participate, from the smallest to largest scale.

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kathedron
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The first time I ever read this poem I actually wept with relief. I have not forgotten. Yes, #poetrymatters !
#earth @LazyDays

batsy ❤️ 4y
TrishB That‘s beautiful and the double meaning inherent there 💔 4y
LazyDays Wonderful 💗 4y
LazyDays I had to read this one a few times. I agree with @TrishB beautiful double meaning ⭐ 4y
Nute I needed to read this today. I thank you!😊 4y
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kathedron
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batsy "Some of us make our own light" ? 4y
Cathythoughts Beautiful, poignant... “ the sun hardly touches me ... “ 4y
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hwheaties
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Ahhhh reading poetry feeds my soul.

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hwheaties
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Some pre-summer-school-day reading. Happy Tuesday, Litsy!!

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hwheaties
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Next up for poetry.

emtobiasz Love this one! ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
hwheaties @emtobiasz it‘s so gorgeous!! I am totally enjoying. 5y
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kathedron
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My April reading round-up.
Some months I'm not so much a bookworm as a one-woman plague of locusts. 😮

Cathythoughts This is a work of art. Such a beautiful acknowledgement of your reading life. ❤️ 5y
rockpools 😄That's a lot of books! 🐛 5y
ephemeralwaltz 😍😍😍😍😍 5y
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saresmoore Bahahaha! I‘m drooling over your decorations—so lovely! 5y
saresmoore Also, do you have a blog or some published things? I want to read more of your beautiful and clever words! 5y
Mdargusch Haha! Great description! And your journal ❤️👍🏼! (edited) 5y
kathedron @saresmoore What a lovely thing to say! 😊 I've had poems and non-fiction pieces published in magazines and the like; all very ephemeral. My blog needs a major overhaul so I've taken it down for the time being. And you? 5y
saresmoore Well, then, I‘ll patiently wait on your novel and/or book of poetry! I am working up the courage to blog and complete some things for publication, preparing in the next few years to pursue an MFA. On the whole, I‘d much rather read and support other writers! 5y
rabbitprincess I love your wrap-ups! Beautiful! 5y
Gezemice This is beautiful! My attempts end up a mess... I always admire the great layouts others come up with. 5y
DivineDiana Well done! 5y
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kathedron
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That feeling (unnerving at first but then increasingly joyous) when there's no denying that a poet is plucking the same string that you yourself are!

There is a woman. There is a (distinctly peripheral) man. There is a garden. There are eloquent flowers. There is the absence/presence of God. And all of them communing with each other and, for the most part it seems, failing to get through.

It's a stunning book, and one I'll return to many times.

PurpleyPumpkin Lovely review!💜 5y
LectricSheep Yesssssss! I‘m so glad. ❤️ 5y
monalyisha @River_Voice I admit: we were worried about finding you the right match. I‘m glad you‘ve encountered some books you‘ve enjoyed! 🤗 5y
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kathedron
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#FreakyFriday #FreakyFridaychallenge @monalyisha @Clwojick

My word is birches.
This poem is freaky indeed! I planted birches (my favourite tree) in the garden when we moved here and am given to having silent conversations with them.

I am loving this book, @LectricSheep 😍
Also featured, the gorgeous bookmark that @mhillis sent me.

LectricSheep I thought she‘d be right up your alley!!! 5y
kathedron @LectricSheep Totally! 😊 I was going to say I don't know how come I've not read her before but then a glance at my shelves reveals that the only other American poets I have are Mary Oliver, William Stafford and Sylvia Plath. How easy it is to get stuck in a groove and not even realise it! 5y
Clwojick I love birch trees 5y
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monalyisha I adore this! 💞 5y
llwheeler Beautiful poem and beautiful bookmark! 5y
Ubookquitous I love Louise Gluck! 5y
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JoeStalksBeck Cool pic! 6y
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BarbaraJean
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#FunFridayPhoto: poetry I'm #thankful for. All of these have nourished my soul at one time or another. Hey World, Here I Am! was the first book that made me wish a character was real so we could be friends. I felt like I knew Kate- that she MUST exist out there somewhere. The Wild Iris is full of poems that speak God to me and help me speak myself to God. And Red Suitcase reminds me of how much good there is in humanity. I 💜 Naomi Shihab Nye.

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Jaimie
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#FunFridayPhoto with @Liberty - my current bookmark. I tend to make my own. And it's currently between books. I have to pick what I'm taking with me on vacation tomorrow.

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emtobiasz
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Louise Glück just punched me in the face in the first lines of her first poem and I can't wait for the rest.