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The Heart's Time: A Poem a Day for Lent and Easter

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A day by day Lent book aimed at the individual reader, in which a poem appropriate to the themes of the season is read, along with a short reflection from the editor and a couple of questions to ponder. The purpose is to use a poetic text as the basis for 'slow reflection' during Lent and Eastertide. ...more
Paperback, 161 pages
Published November 18th 2011 by SPCK (first published November 1st 2011)
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Graham
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
The source of #LentBookClub, now finished, all done, and blogged in the usual place.
There were some good poems in this little piece, and some thought provoking ones, especially those from ee cummings and RS Thomas, as well as a happy Christina Rosetti (never thought I'd say that); Denise Levertov was a new one; Kei Miller is always worth reading.
All these poems have had things written on them by Janet Morley. Some you will love, some you take issue with. Some have the right level of spirituality
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Susan Mansfield
Apr 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
I'm terribly sad to have finished this book. It has been a gentle companion throughout Lent. I've been introduced to new poets and poems and thoughts and all with careful guidance and suggestions - which I've appreciated. Poetry is a new love of mine - I'd often thought it complicated or perhaps too highbrow for little me. At times whilst reading this book I've not quite got what the poet was trying to get across to me so I found the careful nudging from Janet Morely helpful - she hints, suggest ...more
Marsali Taylor
Apr 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The most beautiful selection of poems, one a day for Lent and the first week of Easter, ranging in time from John Donne to Margaret Atwood. Each poem has a couple of pages of commentary, partly analysis of the poem, partly meditations on the poem's themes. A wonderful book to help you spend a short time in prayer each day. ...more
Davidg
Apr 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This has been a wonderful Lent book, with a poem a day. Jenet Morley's detailed comments on the structure and language of each poem are very helpful and then she brings out the theological questions the poem is asking. It has been a very challenging read over this season questions. ...more
Emma Tiller
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful selection of poems that take you on a journey through Lent, to Holy week and beyond, to a life after Easter.
The reflection offered by Janet Morley each day is, for me, just the right combination of thought provoking and explanatory, and really helped me ponder the poems more deeply.
Phil
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful way to journey through Lent & Easter. I can see this book becoming my companion for many years to come.
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