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Where the Butterflies Go by Heather Grace Stewart
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Mar 10, 2012

it was amazing
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Read on January 08, 2013

The book is divided into three sections: Pain, Growth and Family and it was the last that resonated most with me. Equal parts meditation, celebration and reflection on family life, marriage and parenting, the poems here are full of keen observation of relationships and the small details that make each family unique and special to its members. My world now is so full of learning this whole parenting business, I found myself frequently smiling and nodding along as I read. I especially enjoyed the way Stewart’s book moves between poems that recollect the transition from childhood to adulthood and others that celebrate childhood innocence through the eyes of a wise mother who knows that innocence is fleeting. Beautiful work.
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Mark Stratton I think you'll really enjoy this. The apparent simplicity in her poems, makes them not only accessible, but a delight to read. There's more going on than meets the eye initially. I will have a review of her newer book, Carry On Dancing in the next week or so...


James Brush Thanks for the recommendation, mark. I did enjoy it.


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