A lightness of being
Edited by Janette Fernando

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A Lightness of Being – Edited by Janette Fernando
 
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Paperback: 108 pages
Publisher: Poetica Christi Press (2014)
ISBN: 9780987138194
Trim size: 210 x 148 mm
 
Synopsis   
It was Leo Tolstoy who said, If you want to be happy, be.

In a world that is so fixated on doing, where the business of living becomes busy-ness, this quote reminds us that we are not just defined by what we do, but what we 'be'.

One of the tasks of the poet is to stop, look, listen, reflect and record the 'present moment' in a way that will resonate with reader or provide a new perspective. Many poets in this collection lighten their days by rejoicing in all manner of things - housework, Hills hoists, hope, light, lullabies, love, water, winter, walking, weightlessness, flowers, freedom, fellowhip, faith, baies bath-time, bees, breath, playfulness, poetry and prayer.

We take so much for granted in this world where rampant consumerism is in our face wherever we go. We can find a 'lightness of being' by paying attention to all that is good in life and allowing that to lighten any darkness that may press us down.

“In a world that sometimes seems dark and threatening, this collection provides another perspective. The poets here have found much in everyday existence, past and present, that is positive and soul-enriching. Often this is expressed through encounters with the natural world, in the routine of domestic life, or in the poignancy of human relationships. Here are life-affirming poems, to lighten heart and spirit." Bill Rush
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