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From Nature's Patient Hands

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  4 ratings  ·  2 reviews
In this collection of poems about nature, Elizabeth Barrette sings to all of us about a wondrous world that we very often take for granted, strips away the veil of mundane life, and allows the breath of marvelous creation to enter and touch our souls."Elizabeth possesses a compass that can transport her to any destination, no matter what the starting point or how strange t ...more
Paperback, Large Print, 174 pages
Published December 15th 2010 by Diminuendo Press
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Grace Leigh
Feb 07, 2011 Grace Leigh rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone! :)
The nature poetry in this book is so skillfully and delicately crafted, that it resembles the beauty of Mother Earth Herself. :) To sum up, the detail penned in each poem is so descriptive that it gives the blind man the privilege of knowing the beauty and mysteries of nature (as well as a glimpse at its savage side). After reading each poem, I found myself pausing to reflect on how it had changed my perspective on the way I view nature -- I was able to look at nature through different eyes and ...more
Poetry is not normally something I go out of my way to read, but when I was given an opportunity by the author, I was quite happy to take a look at Elizabeth Barrette's poetry collection From Nature's Patient Hands. I'm enough of a word geek to appreciate the various forms of verse, whether rhymed or free, and Barrette shows her grasp of many forms of verse in her work.

I actually prefered her other collection, the SF-themed Prismatica, but there's some lovely imagery in this one as well. There a
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Elizabeth Barrette lives in Illinois with her partner, Doug. An avid wordsmith, she works as a writer and editor, doing poetry, articles, essays, reviews, interviews, short stories, and more. Her main fields include speculative fiction, gender studies, environmental/social issues, and alternative spirituality. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Rhetoric with a Women’s Studies minor from the English De ...more
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“Twilight Surprise” poem:

“The sky burns down,
A rim of coals glowing gold and red,
Limned with orange again
And kissed with hints of pink.
The clouds reflect tangerine and plum,
Overshadowing the silent glory.
Darkness and light,
Balanced upon this equinox,
Dance together like old lovers …
… and beget beauty.”
“Campfire Companions” poem:

“What a longing they touched in me! Ah,
would that I could lose myself in the wilderness,
become a ghost of smoke and shadow,
moving so subtly through the lucid moonlight
that all my edges wore away.”
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