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Haphazard By Starlight
A Poem A Day From Advent To Epiphany
by Janet Morley
Publisher:SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)
A Poem a Day from Advent to Epiphany, and as such a beautiful book for any lover of poetry, with a poem for each day from both well and lesser known poets, spanning a range of subjects and opening up a range of insights for the reader. The study of the poem by Morley, for example, grounds the poem in its original context and draws out what it may be about, ending with a singular question for the reader.
The poems chosen are beautiful and spiritual, the extrapolation of them clear and interesting. Though it's sold as a poem a day from Advent to Epiphany the book works for any time as the first 17 poems are not overly tied into the Advent to Epiphany journey, however from the 18th entry onwards they definitely are much more religious and tied into the season.
I really enjoyed this book, as a good way to enjoy poetry each day and perhaps journey through the Advent season. It worked for me, though I think perhaps the title tells more of the journey than expected.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (03/09/13)