Falling: Love Struck: the God Poems by Sophy Burnham
Sophy Burnham … makes us think of Bly and all those writers who love nature. Come listen to the ringing of her soul. There are beautiful dreams giving birth in these poems.
-E. Ethelbert Miller, poet
Board chair, Institute for Policy Studies
The voice in this poem speaks out of the wisdom of a life lived passionately and consciously in the body, a voice in love with the world, attuned to loss and woundedness, open to relationships – from lovers to granddaughters – and animated by the childlike wonder of a true mystic. To read these poems is to fall in love again – with the earth, with our fragile and beautiful humanness, with words and yes, with the lively mystery that some of us call “God.”
–Kathleen Henderson Staudt, author of Waving Back: Poems of Mothering Life and Annunciations: Poems out of Scripture.
Burnham, known for her angels and intuition, wears God, spirit, violence, war and guns into “choral bells pealing forth their/
Hope faith fears…” A book to read, contemplate and contemplate again.
-Mike Maggio, author of Garden of Rain
Rating: ***** [5 of 5 Stars!]
Falling: Love Struck: the God Poems
by Sophy Burnham
Sophy Burnham (bio)
Author of 15 books, best-selling author, Sophy Burnham has produced novels, award winning plays, journalism, nonfiction books, essays, children’s books and short stories. She is most celebrated for her works on angels, mysticism, and the spiritual. Her works are translated into 26 languages. Her most recent novel is Love, Alba.
She lives in Washington D.C.