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eBook I Praise My Destroyer: Poems ePub

by Diane Ackerman

  • ISBN: 0679448780
  • Category: Poetry
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Diane Ackerman
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House; 1 edition (March 31, 1998)
  • Pages: 114
  • ePub book: 1483 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1718 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 824

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Diane Ackerman's poems reveal her intense response to the several worlds of nature, science, and society.

Diane Ackerman's poems reveal her intense response to the several worlds of nature, science, and society.

Only 8 left in stock (more on the way). Imbued with ravishing imagery, these exuberant and lyrical explorations of aging, longing, and death demonstrate Ackerman's full engagement with every aspect of life's process.

Diane Ackerman has given us an incredible gift. The everday becomes spectacular, humanity precious, and nature blessed. I really loved Wildflowers and Where You Will Find Me. A collection to treasure! Published by Thriftbooks. Ackerman presents a book of poems that any mortal can relate to and be deeply moved by. The poems encourage us to accept our fate as human beings (death, ultimately) with grace and appreciation for the forces of nature, great and small, which move our lives and shape our world. Gorgeous, sensual poetry on themes of life woven with descriptions of natural and botanical elements.

I Praise My Destroyer book.

About I Praise My Destroyer. The book is a pure pleasure. Diane Ackerman’s poems reveal her intense response to the several worlds of nature, science, and society.

School Prayer" is a poem written by American poet and naturalist Diane Ackerman; it is the first of 50 poems in Ackerman's book I Praise My Destroyer, which was published in 1998. School Prayer" is a pledge to protect and revere nature, in every form it may appear. The poem was recited and discussed by Garrison Keillor on his daily podcast The Writer's Almanac.

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I Praise My Destroyer : Poems.

A poet, essayist, and naturalist, Diane Ackerman received an MFA and a. .

A poet, essayist, and naturalist, Diane Ackerman received an MFA and a PhD from Cornell University. Astronomer Carl Sagan, who was also a member of her doctoral committee, served as technical advisor for the book. I praise my destroyer : poems. by. Ackerman, Diane, 1948-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Diane Ackerman's poems reveal her intense response to the several worlds of nature, science, and society. Her lyricism fuses wit and sobriety, meditation and activism, and she confronts us with figures both real and fantastic.As always, her strong connection with the natural world, the realms of language and literature, myth and imagination, combines with her deep understanding of the sciences to offer her readers a singular American voice. This is not a voice crying in the wilderness, but one that gives forth songs of joy and wonder.Organized into seven sections, including "Timed Talk," "By Atoms Moved," and "Tender Mercies," I Praise My Destroyer is less an assorted collection than an organically coherent whole, one that reveals Ackerman's true calling as a twentieth-century metaphysical poet of the highest order.

Comments

Nafyn Nafyn
I got this for my Dad because he loved History of the Senses. He did not understand why all the poems are about her going for a swim with her BFF. He was disappointed.
Minha Minha
Thanks, perfect, as described.
Breder Breder
Ackerman cuts to the very heart of existence with this collection.
Majin Majin
I was simply captivated by the wonderful artistry of I Praise my Destroyer - the title is so apt, embodying the essential paradox of life. I constantly refer to its wisdom and to its evocative lessons in Mindfulness.

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Hulbine Hulbine
Ackerman presents a book of poems that any mortal can relate to and be deeply moved by. The poems encourage us to accept our fate as human beings (death, ultimately) with grace and appreciation for the forces of nature, great and small, which move our lives and shape our world. Gorgeous, sensual poetry on themes of life woven with descriptions of natural and botanical elements. As one who does not believe in God and often feels distraught over having to accept the fact of my own mortality, it is comforting and consoling to read some of the poems which encourage us to humbly accept the mysterious beauty of our world and the powerful forces of nature which govern our existance and simply to enjoy the sensual lovliness of life while we can.
Malhala Malhala
Here is gorgeous, thoughtful poetry, both lush and precise, engaging both heart and mind. I can't imagine anyone coming away from the riches of this slim volume unmoved. Whenever you fear that the world is too drab, too grey, too hopeless, dip into the quiet, deep beauty of these pages and be renewed.
I can't say enough wonderful things about this book! Her poem "The Consolation of Apricots" alone is worth the price. Thank you, Diane.