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4.64 of 5 stars 4.64  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Paperback, 84 pages
Published April 2011
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Tyler Jones
I love these poems of innocence and wisdom.

Yes , the author’s inexperience shows here and there, but what small weakness I detect almost adds to the charm of the collection. She makes mistakes but they are all the right mistakes. Mistakes that hint of hard work behind the seeming ease. Here and there I see a rock that was polished from a couple days in the tumbler, but almost all of them were plucked from the bottom of the river of experience. What flaws I detect hint of room to grow and it is e
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Anne Sorbie
"Yes," by Rosemary Griebel is a collection to be visited again and again. From the opening poem, My Father Comes Back, to, Sparrows, Library, and, Walking With Walt Whitman Through Calgary's Eastside on a Winter's Day, "Yes" is a feeling book. It is nostalgic, yet filled with the kind of sharp imagery that invites readers beyond the words on the page, to the place where they experience their own truths about social awareness, about family, about love, about grief and acceptance.

I heard Rosemary
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Alexis
Feb 05, 2012 Alexis rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Absolutely loved this poetry collection. Beautiful nature, beautiful prairie poems, and poems about love and wonder. There were also homages to famous writers (Whitman, Basho, Woolf) and a series of poems about the relationship between Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan.

I loved the feeling and emotion in these poems, and she writes about a prairie that I can identify.
Angela
Favorite line: "Give us back blue, long-limbed afternoons..." Also loved the poems "Stones" and "What is Holy."
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Rosemary Griebel was born in Castor, Alberta. Her father was a farmer and a carpenter and her mother was a teacher. Both parents were extremely influential, her father giving her a love of the land, her mother a love of light and language.

Rosemary majored in Canadian literature at Simon Fraser University, received a Master’s in English at King’s College in London, and a Master’s in Library Scienc
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