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Arise And Shine, Laments from the Darkness, Songs of the Light

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This debut poetry book by Laura Schultz is evocative, passionate and enhanced with 21 color photographs by Anton Mueller and paintings by the poet's mother. Laura wields her paintbrush and takes us on a memorable journey down the pathways of her heart into the core of her soul.
Paperback, 63 pages
Published September 17th 2011 by Silver Bow Publishing

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Sep 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This beautiful and generous collection explores many themes and emotions while urging the reader to dive deep and venture within. Laura Schultz understands and touches the fragile and oftentimes dangerous edges of the human heart.
Claudette Walker
Sep 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Your book ARISE AND SHINE is an amazing journey of prose and art. This is a book to carry with you, studying the verse and art over and over for solace in every day life. The size is perfect for travel. It is now one of my pocket books for peace and comfort! You are a wonderful, soulful poet and the art is simply amazing!

Lisette Brodey
Sep 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Arise and Shine: Laments from the Darkness, Songs of the Light is a collection of stunning poetry by a gifted poet. Schultz’s work is honest, courageous, haunting, provocative, beautiful, and entirely relatable. The first part of the book, “Laments from the Darkness” takes the reader to a very personal place that most of us have visited. While writing of depression, sadness, lost love and so much more, Schultz embraces the darkness while wrapping her arms willingly around the pain. She speaks of trut ...more
Sep 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Laura Shultz enchanting collection of poems is a powerfully evoking exploration into the human psyche. We feel the beauty and joy of life as well as the pain and suffering through her creative literary art. As I reader I could relate to the essence of each beautifully crafted poem, and experience each emotion of what makes us who we are today.

Rise and Shine: Laments From the Darkness, Songs of the Light, is a timeless work art, which will undoubtedly be savoured by all who love great
Dan Hays
Sep 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Laura Schultz writes verse that is vulnerable, haunting and evocative. She speaks to the heart and gut, not the reader's head. Such phrases as "grasping beyond the silent heart, into the narrow visions of light" immerse the reader in Laura's journey. The photographs of her mother's paintings add an amazing depth and perspective to her poetry. The reader moves from the darkness to the light with the author as "the core of the spirit is awakening anew." This is brilliant poetry, and a joy to read!
Nina Romano
Jan 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: poets
Recommended to Nina by: the author
If you're a poet and you like language and beautiful artwork, this book is for you! Gracefully put together, this is a collection of what the title promises--dark laments, but also songs of light.
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Laura Schultz has been writing poetry since she was 10 years old. She began writing professionally 4 years ago with articles for a national magazine. She has published articles and poetry in a wide variety of venues both in print and online. Her personal essay entitled “A Poet’s Journey” was recently published by the Coal House Review. Her poetry reflects her personal philosophy about poetry and l ...more