A series of poems set in Switzerland, its fields of sunflowers, and on Achill, "island of bones and stones," complement more familiar responses to the landscape and weather surrounding her midland home. To details such as the bare branches "fruited" with birds, the fields' "froth with flowering grasses" and "the patience of June flowers," she adds a number of narratives--or parables-in which experience yields a spiritual lesson and consolation. Human life quivers in consort with other lives in these seasons of the heart. ...

The Sky Didn't Fall 2004, Gallery Books

ISBN-13: 9781852353483

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The Sky Didn't Fall 2004, Gallery Books

ISBN-13: 9781852353490

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