Offertories: Exclamations and Disequilibriums (Paperback)
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This collection of free-verse poetry travels, along with the author, across her lifetime-from high school through college and graduate school, past marriage, divorce, and the death of a parent, deep into raising children, always finding a new path of understanding and deeply thinking about the inner and external worlds.
There is an element of "exclaiming" in these offertories, an understanding that even imbalance can bring about a new equilibrium in one's life. These poems are declarations of how the author has found truth through observations and language. Starting with the imagery of bridges, the poetry moves through the terrain of mythology, of landscapes, of train rides, of seasons, of loss, of hope, and finally, of understanding how one comes to see one's life as a series of crossings and intersections.