Among Angels: Poems

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9780152000332: Among Angels: Poems

Poems by two established poets celebrate the presence of angels from the Christian and Hebrew traditions, from the angel that appeared to the mystic Jacob Boehme asking for shoes to Gabriel fresh from the Annunciation.

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Angel Among The Herbs
An Angel Considers The Naming Of Meat
Angel In A Window
An Angel Tells The Birds To Gather For The Great Supper
Angels Among The Servants
Angels In Winter
A Carol For The Shepherds
Gabriel Returns From The Annunciation
Harpo And The Angel
An Inconvenience Of Wings
Jacob Boehme And The Angel
The Lesson On Guardian Angels At Star Of The Sea Elementary
The Mission Of The Puffball
Photographing Angels
Prayer
Tobias And The Fish
Visitation In A Pewter Dish
The Winged Ones
Angel Feather
Angel In Summer: West Virginia
Angelic Script
Angels Fly
The Archangel Michael Delivers A Sermon To The Stars
Aunt Fanny
Dancing With Angels
Easter Sermon
Every Visible Thing
The Founding Of Saint Andrews
Harahel Writes On The Head Of A Pin
Jacob And The Angel
Lucifer
Metamorph
Names
Pistis Sophia: A Dispatch
Rabbi Loew And The Angel Of Death
The Twenty-eight Angels Ruling In The Twenty-eight Mansions
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

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For several years, poets Willard and Yolen have been exchanging poems about angels. These poems reveal not only the poets' struggle with the angelic horde but also the mystery and the humor that a fascination with the angelic inevitably generates. In "Angels Fly," for instance, Yolen offers a comedic look at the reasons for angelic aerobatics: "Angels fly/because/they take themselves/lightly between the thumb/and forefinger,/and lift themselves/above the casual world." And, in "An Inconvenience of Wings," Willard imagines the pain of the angel's winged appendage: "How terrible for them/when a foot tingles,/a wing turns pins and needles." The poets also peer into the worlds of angels writing on the heads of pins, the fall of Lucifer, and the ways angels occupy themselves during summer and winter. Evanescent poetry of the gossamer realm; highly recommended.
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