Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (Paperback)

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By Gary Schmidt (Editor), Susan M. Felch (Editor), Barry Moser (Illustrator)
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As winter's austere power begins to fade, we notice the first signs of vigor and life returning to the world: delicate crocuses pushing through the damp earth; frogs croaking in the barely thawed ponds; the year's first warm breeze on our faces. These first sure signs of spring bolster our spirits and remind us of the eternal cycle of death and rebirth, and also--more poignantly--of the steady march of time and our own advancing years. With each successive spring, it seems, we cherish the promise of renewed life more and more. These thoughtfully chosen writings, poems and meditations--from Robert Frost, Lisa Couturier, William Blake and Lady Sarashina to the eighth-century Chinese poet Tu Fu and many others--both celebrate spring's re-emergence of life and evoke the season's delicate balance of growth and decay, youth and maturity, innocence and experience.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781683365778
ISBN-10: 1683365771
Publisher: Skylight Paths Publishing
Publication Date: June 1st, 2005
Pages: 258
Language: English