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Frost's "momentary remain opposed to confusion" is Barbara Esch Shisler's mode of attempting to make feel of lifestyles via poems that fear the riddles of having previous, kinfolk dynamics, desires, prayer, the night information, bees-not to say love, dying, and God

"'Love each tedious beat/ of your pricey and fleeting life,' writes Barbara Esch Shisler in her poem, 'To a Mountain.' and she or he takes her personal suggestion, it seems that naming a global of pleasures and pains. In her gaze, African violets are 'luscious birds in bushy nests,' and foodstuff on the Nursing domestic, 'vague purees.' The unusual teachings of Jesus flip and flash in her mind's eye. those poems supply strong corporation for someone courageous sufficient to stand the liberty and losses that include age." -Julia Spicher Kasdorf, author, Poetry in America

"In those courageous, vivid, looking out poems, Shisler explores the fears and delights of that point of existence while 'Old and new make love all day, / their souls curved shut / opposed to sit back and darkening.' in the useful, painful recognitions of mortality and loss, Shisler reveals her strategy to either an unsentimental religion and a beautiful, celebrative lyricism." -Jeff Gundy, Author, someplace close to Defiance and Songs from an Empty Cage

"Barbara's poetry takes me locations i would not pass by myself, frequently with the unbelievable results of going extra deeply into my very own reflections approximately lifestyles, getting older, demise, religion and family." -Richard A. Kauffman, senior editor and booklet evaluate editor, The Christian Century

Momentary Stay is quantity eleven within the DreamSeeker Poetry sequence, and follows The Apple Speaks, quantity 10

The writer: Barbara Esch Shisler is a retired Mennonite pastor and religious director, lively in her Perkasie Mennonite congregation. Her lifestyles as spouse, mom, and grandmother is stuffed with neighbors, gardening, canines, videos, books and masses extra. analyzing and writing poetry were a lifelong pleasure and studying.

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