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A book of fine poems by Marydale Stewart. These poems explore home and personal identity and what the value of place is. She investigates what it is that makes someone call a place "home".
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PRAISE FOR INHERITANCE
Marydale Stewart's Inheritance is worth anyone's keen attention.
She writes in the very moving title poem:
And so in my heart I retrace
the way we came,
how we sought the shadow of this
land's spine and moved beyond—
we the daughters—
to that bronzed, fragrant light where the sun
goes down on the New World and
where a child swings in the morning of her life.
How fully that sets the tone of the book, throughout
which there are remarkable moments such as:
Then in a step
we topped a rise, and there, between
my horse's ears, lay the endless West!
And in the poem "Hope", this:
The world could use more poets, child,
so tend your words
and find the ones
that fill our eyes with tears
and keep us near
the elemental beginning
A fine moving book,
And one to give pleasure to many.
Poet, translator, and teacher
By Marydale Stewart
Chapbook, 31 pages, Published by The Puddin'head Press
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, 2008
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