Believing is not the same as being saved

Book
Published 2017
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Summary:

"Lisa Martin's new poetry collection seeks the kind of lyric truth that lives in paradox, in the dwelling together of seeming opposites such as life and death, love and loss, faith and doubt, joy and sorrow. Here readers will find a range of moods, tones, and subjects, as well as both traditional and contemporary forms--from sonnets to prose poems. This is a collection imbued with the light of an enduring, if troubled, faith. With its focus on spirit, ethics, and how to live well, Believing is not the same as Being Saved offers a tender meditation on the moments that make a life."--Provided by publisher.

ISBN:
9781772121872
Edition:
First edition.
Description:
87 pages ; 23 cm.
Notes:
Canadiana.
Contents:
Believing is not the same as being saved
One hundred ways to build the world
One thing
Firsts and lasts
Pool
Map for the road home
Memorial at Horseshoe Lake
The ascension
Perspective
Sonnet for what we resolve into
A solstice is an astronomical event
Story
Return
River
Bill of rights
Singing in the spirit
The song of the spirit drawing near to the body
A small sigh, a hard thought, enters
Individualism
Bearings
Survival and all other possibles
If we understand the laws at all
Still life with white roses
Easter at the zoo for agnostics
Learning to speak and not to speak
Things I can and cannot do
Preserve of the useful
Sonnet for the distance between us
Lightening up
Birth weight
Lessening
Stories are for transforming ourselves
Some of what we know about airports in the 21st century
Vanity
Conversions
What I believe now about us then
Dog years
The opposite of the heart
Expiration
Separated
I-thou
Adultery
Argument
On being in love
Fidelity
Weeping birch
Theology
Biology
The fine thinking
Heart
Friendship
Sonnet to myself and a stranger
Incandescent light
Elegy
Ecstasis
Circles
Dancing the path to understanding
Breathing in the northern forest.
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