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Book List:
Basic Quakerism
Corporate Discernment

From Parsonage To Prison

From Parsonage To Prison

From Parsonage To Prison

Collected Poems

BY JANEAL TURNBULL RAVENDAL

Brief Description:
Collected together for the first time are the selected poems of Janeal Turnbull Ravndal, who "is solidly Quaker: she sees the beauty and the power of the worship and the work. She also sees the warts. In felicitous words, rhymed or not, she tells us truth, sometimes using the sharpest of scalpels, sometimes merely gentle irony. She sees us clear." -- Margaret Lacey

QuakerBridge Media 2012 138 PP. Paper

$12.00 (in stock)

Before Fig Leaf and Winesap

The fabled first fall

was that one for which

Eve and her younger sisters

take the rap. I doubt Eve even

plucked it - apple if it was, or apricot

or fig - from some well-weighted branch.

More likely, in that early autumn, found it

fallen at her feet and, wanting to avoid all

waste, lifted and whiffed and, starting us

toward science, tasted it. Ah, tongue!

Ah, taste! Ah, no accounting for,

the textured, saucy sweetness

of first falls.

 

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