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heatherspoetlife

heatherspoetlife

Joined October 2016

bringing together a few of my favorite things
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I couldn't get the format of the poem to save, but I love the poem that begins with this passage. This has been an amazing poetry collection.

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I have a feeling I'm going to love this collection. This line is out of the introduction and it's setting things up well. It was a timely selection in our club, and I'm looking forward to it, even though it will probably break my heart. As poetry often does

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I can only fir the beginning but this is a fabulous poem from an amazing poet. This is how the world makes me feel these days.

#poetrymatters

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This is a compelling collection. I had never considered the experience of death in the Buddhist tradition or the many places we cross death's path. Understanding the background a little helped but wasn't required to be moved by these poems.

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I am so glad I came across this book!! It had so much for me to digest and work through. Questions to ask and new perspectives to think about. Most notably, it got me thinking about how the intersections of my heritage create a picture that could never be entirely one or the other.

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This is our next #fable bookclub read!

I started it on the first and it is amazing so far. The poetry collection is based on the 49 days between death and reincarnation. Has anyone read it already?

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Time Will Tell | Courtney Peppernell
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A beautiful poetry collection.

It wasn't what I expected, which was a bit more of the poet's personal experience. Instead of poems that describe the poet's journey of healing, it was more of a guide through healing and heartbreak. The poems are directed to the reader, rather than narrate. It's interesting and different. I wish I had it around when I was going through my own heartbreak.

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Time Will Tell | Courtney Peppernell
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Suet624 How strange. I opened my curtains this morning and kind of experienced this same sentiment. 3mo
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Time Will Tell | Courtney Peppernell
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I enjoyed this collection much more than I expected

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We recently started this book in my #Fable book club, Poetry for Poets. I've read it before and love it and had been inspired by it, so I wanted to share. Then I came back across this poem. I may not always feel this way, but it let's me have peace when I do.

BkClubCare Ty, I needed this right now. 6mo
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Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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I was feeling guilty about listening to an audiobook of The Iliad instead of reading it and then I remembered ....

It was meant to be heard. Not that I don't always love audiobooks. I'm excited to start this version

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why fathers cry at night | Kwame Alexander
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Thank yoy Kwame Alexander for sharing this recipe! I can't wait to try others but this is my first go at dinner rolls and they came out great!

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Selected Poetry | John Keats
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I know I've mentioned Fable before, but I finally decided to make my own book club. I love the active clubs, but I couldn't find one for poetry. It was also difficult finding any that focuses on poetry. Check out the club!

We're starting with Keats and will do a modern poet next. My plan is to switch between classic and contemporary poets.

#poetry #Fable

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Word Vomit | Victoria Chabaud
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I love this poem so much

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Captivating

I learned so much from this collection.

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I highly recommend this one for anyone having trouble dealing with their family. It was a welcome reminder for me, coming into the holiday season, that I don't own all the things that happened to my family nor their feelings or regrets those things.

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It may seem like a late post since last night was Halloween, but there's no one time to be witch....

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"whitewashed is brainwashing"

I never thought of it that way, but yeah

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why fathers cry at night | Kwame Alexander
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❤️❤️❤️❤️ another great collection! I love the letters and recipes in here too. It's so great example of memoir poetry. I picked it up as research for my own work but still very much enjoyed it. I gotta try some of the recipes, I'll share when I do.

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"Methodology is Ritual. Hypotheses are Prophecies. "

I just came across this and had to share. There is magic in normal things when we look for it. I'm attempting that life.

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Weyward: A Novel | Emilia Hart
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The writing was gorgeous, the plot and world building was interesting and made sense, the characters were realistic and relatable, the narrators were amazing. But really, the writing. The way that Emilia Hart weaves the stories of the three women together and the pacing is so well done. I have a love of witch stories anyway and this one did not disappoint. There are some parts I'm going to be thinking about for a while. It just spoke to me.

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Anyone else prepping for Hobbit Day!

I saw it on Pinterest and decided this was the holiday I needed. Banana bread for first breakfast in the morning.

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This is a delightful little collection. It's pretty short, short enough to be read in a single setting, though I did stretch it out a touch. I needed for there to be space between the poems of his parents and those of his kids. That choice was validated by the poems once I read them too. I think the ones about the kids are my favorite.

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I was intrigued by the title of Love Poems from God and it was really cute. Some of the poems were more compelling than others for me, but that's the way of poetry. An altogether interesting selection of poets over the centuries too. It was surprising and exactly what I expected somehow.

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I have to admit, this one made me laugh. These poems are in no way what I could have imagined from their authors. I definitely had some biases about the old saints and such. This collection has been rather enlightening.

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you are your own fairy tale | Amanda Lovelace
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I just picked up this gorgeous hard cover for my new #fablebookclub. I've never really done a book club or read-a-long, so this'll be an experience.

#fable #bookclub #amandalovelace

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When it comes to poetry, it's hard to ignore religion and such for too long. But also, the concept of this collection caught my attention. It's universal rather than just Christian, and I love seeing work from other religions and cultures too. I'm excited to be starting this one.

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A lovely collection ❤️❤️

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I'll be honest, I put a lot of years in this battles. Yoga helped more than I can describe. So did poetry.

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Such great imagery. I'm enjoying this collection so far and particularly love this one.

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I was all set to start this book this morning and I saw #firstlinefriday on my feed at the same time. It seemed timely.

"You watch entranced as she races through her days, just like you do, but she is unstoppable with seemingly endless energy."

A part of me wishes I could be described that way, maybe I was once. Now it just sounds exhausting.

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I can't even begin to describe how much I love this collection. I felt every moment of it.

IuliaC Such a wonderful book! 13mo
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Dearly: New Poems | Margaret Atwood
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There were parts that hit me and parts that didn't quite land but an overall beautiful collection.

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Once and Future Witches | Alix E Harrow
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I needed this. I needed the reminder of the long lines of women doing our best to not live in the boxes prescribed to us and the underlying ways they have passed on knowledge. I love it so much!

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Little #bookhaul from this weekend. I've been enjoying reading about coffee as I have my coffee the last few days. I also started my little foraging yard and am excited to learn more about growing things and creating my own little rituals with them. Just gotta find the right place on my shelves for this new me.

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I love this

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NOTES TO SELF: Essays | EMILIE. PINE
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After years of trying to take as many books as I can in electronics, just to be sure to have something to read, it's really nice to get back to physical books again. There's just something about it.

Suet624 Definitely 2y
IuliaC For sure 2y
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Every Word You Cannot Say | Iain S. Thomas
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Unfortunately, I just did not vibe with this collection. It's similar, on the surface, to Coffee Days Whiskey Nights in that it's short rambling poems, but it didn't speak to me. I tried to hang in there but I finally decided not to finish it.

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My last book of 2022 had been Coffee Days Whiskey Nights by Cyrus Parker and it was a rather perfect one to end on. It pretty much exemplifies my 2022. For me, it works as a collection though most of the individual poems don't necessarily stand out on their own. It sometimes feels like one long poem broken into digestible bites. It's definitely a book to commiserate on confusing times with.

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I saw this coffee shop in the city yesterday and just had to pop in. I had recently finished the tagged book and couldn't help myself. I got a bourbon cider. It felt fitting.

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#firstlinefriday

I love the back and forth between hope and despair in this collection.

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Listening to this audiobook again. I just loved it the first time. It really made me consider so many things about interacting with the world. I first listened to it just after Braiding Sweetgrass and they went together beautifully.

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I just started this beautiful new poetry collection by Cyrus Parker. It's been a journey but I'm really trying to start reading and writing more poetry. As with Watering the Soul, this title just got me. Coffee Days, Whiskey Nights. Sounds like someone who feels the way I feel lately, you know? I mean, I'm personally not a huge whiskey fan but it's a feeling and I have it. And always coffee. Some days require more than others, but always coffee.

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Watering the Soul | Courtney Peppernell
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This was just the book I needed right now. A gorgeous reminder of all the ways to give yourself more patience and kindness. There was a lot of healing in here for me. Just gorgeous in every way.

#poetry

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I was gonna try to read one book at a time but I just can't not have an ebook on standby. I've been curious about ayurveda for a long time and tried a few confusing books. This one is pretty straightforward so far and I'm excited to continue.

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One of my favorite poems from one of my favorite poets. It hits me every time.

#poetry

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One Tuesday Morning | Karen Kingsbury
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1. Peppermint mocha, though mulled wine is a close second
2. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - I love the way it's sad and thoughtful.

#two4tuesday @thespineview

TheSpineView Thanks for playing!❤️🎄🎶 2y
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