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The Glad Woman

By Earnshaw, Felicity

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Book Id: WPLBN0100002371
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Reproduction Date: 8/18/2017

Title: The Glad Woman  
Author: Earnshaw, Felicity
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Drama and Literature, Humankind, Woman, World Peace
Collections: Poetry, Authors Community, Education
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Publisher: Self-published
Member Page: felicity earnshaw


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"Tattered, dusty, broken, light as birds, we wander in the rich pansy dark among the stars"—More vital than the roles, here mostly of woman, spoken in the voices of daughters, sons and others, and ranging from scientist, friend, dreamer and peacemaker, to mother, teacher, worker, helper, seeker and listener to spirit, nature and art, the focus is on glints of world peace, not brilliant but shining, not complete but requisite: However tired we may be of the dead end of so many hopes, we see ways out of the current impasse in the character of woman, woman with her potential not fully realized, but discernible and already beautiful.

Vitality is latent in the actions and words of ordinary people, in the chaos of thoughts and feelings, and in the rare flight to heroism—inexpressible, an attempt to give notice of it is made in this short book of poems.

...enter into the process quickly— the swiftly softly pealing notes of long flowing ribbon-in-the-wind scales— sentences in which we move into new realms, and then feel the nudges and booms of adjustment amid deeper structures, as if they applaud those cheerful graceful light-running rapidly graduating songs sung—danced—so perfectly; that youths return after their adventures, tell stories of pure celestial handshakes, brotherly, sisterly embrace of two who were enemies, children living in happiness, whole nations at ease, of that firm commitment, the party to which is the entire planet, and the worldwide voiced-in-the-heart pledge— undying friendship and peace.

Table of Contents
1 Between White Swan and Skookumchuck 2 Street Light 2 Art 3 Painting of Three Geese 3 Charlotte—brilliant star 4 Universal Mother 5 Reflection on child catching wave 5 Deer in Cold Night 6 Boy Soldier 7 Spending 8 Child of Peace 8 The Leaves That Fall 9 I have an infinite number of rags 10 Late evening song 11 The End of Fall 11 Tomato Round 12 Work 13 Snow 13 Question in Winter 14 Fog 15 Margins of the highway 16 Hoeing Potatoes 16 Summer 17 The Town 18 Conflagration 18 Davilo’s drawing of a low ceiling 19 The Wall 20 Freedom of Expression 21 Horseshoe Bay 21 The Window 22 End of Summer 23 Spring 23-25 Arctic Spring 25 Strange motherhood 26 Robin 27 Compassionate Child 27 Tender-hearted 28 Sunless Sky 28 Angels in the Snow 29 Window washer in Istanbul 30 Daisies in the wind 30 Grass Hockey Players 31 Daisies in the field 31 My son’s green scarf 32 Mother’s Day 33 Prairie Wind 34-38 Talk 38 Awakening 39-41 Song – As I walk along the river 41 Cars in the night 42 A June dawn over Edmonton’s river valley 42 Bird of Humanity 43 The other 43-44 Stream 45 Illustration: Gladys’s first log cabin 46 She waited for us 47-48 war and peace 49 Divine Springtime 50 Moth


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