Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Day 94 of the 365 Days of Blogging

The author, Dane F. Baylis


A Reminder:


at Clare's Place, Mission Renewal Center
Old Santa Barbara Mission
Sunday, April 14th, 2013 - 1 P.M.
for directions call: 805 682-4713 x133

                                         NEW LISTING

                                                Saturday, 7:00 PM, April 20, 2013

                                               The 2013 Whitman-Stein Poetry Fest

                                                University of California, Santa Barbara
                                                Multipurpose Room, Student Resource Bldg.
                                                  Parking in lot 22.
                                                 Instruments of Peace
                                                  UCSB Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity
                                                  UCSB Queer Student Alliance
                                                 Pacific Pride Foundation



Author: Maia

Publisher: Adder's Tongue Press, Ventura, CA,

Price: $15.00 USD

ISBN  978-0-9856138-08


     Maia and the folks at Adder's Tongue have released a powerful testament to the relationship between a couple and the profound pain of separation. Maia first met Charlie in 1979 and two years later began a bond that lasted physically until Chalie's passing in 2005 and continues, emotionally and spiritually, today. In THE SPIRIT LIFE OF BIRDS , Maia allows the reader to glimpse her love, loss, and longing in a way that is poignant and sensual at the same time.
     Her imagery is taken from the natural world and the music they shared, especially the Portuguese mornas and fado of Brazil and Cape Verde. Every plant and bird, every note and song is a reminder for her. She has presented them with such control and impact as to make Charlie, and her own grief, familiar to anyone who reads these poems.
This is not to say that it is all wailing and hair tearing. Maia also shows the profound gratitude for being able to share this world with the one she was meant for. She does this with a grace and softness that is the perfect counterpoint to her loss. One cannot read these works without being touched, saddened, and uplifted all at once. Congratulations to both Maia and Adders' Tongue on a beautiful book.
As always...Live, love, write.
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