Item description for Weaving the Wind by Voûte Roeder Antoinette...
Weaving the Wind is a compelling collection of poetry by an astute observer of the human soul. Antoinette Vote Roeder's subjects range from nature to religion, but always there is a deep sense of the connectedness of all things that drives her pen. At once subtle and profound, her voice is one that will catch you unawares and move you to wonder.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2006
Publisher Apocryphile Press
ISBN 1933993081 ISBN13 9781933993089
Availability 89 units. Availability accurate as of May 30, 2017 03:51.
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Weaving the Wind Mar 14, 2007
Like a sea breeze on a hot summer's day, this book of poetry gives a sense of vitality and energy to the soul. It is thought provoking and sensitive and written by a most talented woman. We thank her for this insightful collection which is such a delight to own. Anne C. Shaules
Lyrical and Elegant Poetic Reflections Jan 11, 2007
The Canadian author of this beautiful set of poems writes of discoveries in her daily life - her encounters with the natural world, God, and herself as she moves into middle age. The style is sparse, lean, and lyrical.
In the nature poems section ("The Garden...did we ever leave it?"), more than once I was startled with an image so searing it burned into my brain and heart. For example, in "hare", she is in daily prayer and sees a rabbit munching on a dandelion. She then contrasts herself, on her knees "struggling with my life and the holy," observing that he IS prayer, while she has to work at it. The image of woman and creature in ironic juxtaposition really took my breath away.
Another section of the book is called "What are you doing here, Elijah?" The poems here deal with awe, reverence, and prayer. Elegantly phrased and deeply moving, they exude humility and a reverence for the mystical union of God and soul. In "oblation," I identified with her spiritual struggle to reduce fear, to burn off the non-essentials, to reach the core of existence. Part of the idea, also, is that one's offering, or oblation, is never adequate.
Throughout, the poems recognize deep universal and personal fears. Others protest global and environmental destructiveness, bemoan blocks to creativity, or deal with past hurts and losses. The vision, though, is one of healing and affirming our humanity.
Antoinette Voute Roeder says she has been influenced most by Mary Oliver, Robert Frost, and Gerard Manley Hopkins, and one can find echoes of these poets in her work. Mrs. Roeder, a former piano teacher, transfers her sense of cadence and rhythm to her writing. But there's a feast for the eyes, also. Some of the poems are so interestingly structured visually that they remind me of some of e.e. cummings' work. One of these is "spaciousness," in which she celebrates space for its "economy of lines" that invite thought about the possibilities of emptiness.
This is a collection to return to often for nourishment and soul satisfaction.