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How To Carry Soup
In How To Carry Soup, C.M. Rivers explores transformation through working with fear and time, love and loss, mystery and the body. He extends to us an invitation to remain curious, and to see every aspect of life as a teacher, finding glimpses of eternity in the ordinary things of a temporal world. We are asked to consider reinventing ourselves even as we find solace in si ...more
Paperback, 102 pages
Published June 23rd 2020 by Homebound Publications
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Wow, what a beautiful rendering of the human spirit. I have been so moved by the tenderness and depth of these poems, Rivers paints for us raw anecdotes of the human condition, what it is to be connected with source and nature while meeting the daily demands of one's ordinary humanness. Great writers say what we feel but cannot ourselves articulate, I give C.M. Rivers five stars for his ability to provoke deep introspection and to broaden our understanding of what in life is completely ordinary ...more
Rivers has a gift of saying a lot with very few words. He pays attention deeply and provides thoughtful, insightful takes on some of the things in life I have forgotten to see or pay attention to. Especially given the chaos of the world, reading these poems was a good way to start and or/end the day.
From whimsical observation to deepest contemplation, this is a beautiful collection of poetry. I have very few books on my nightstand that serve as the seeds of contemplation before rising. This is one. It has not yet found its place on a shelf. I'm grateful to have been led to it. ...more
C.M. Rivers is the author of How To Carry Soup (Homebound Publications, 2020), and grew up reading books on rainy days near Portland, Oregon. His poems have appeared in literary magazines and journals across the United States and in England.
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