Betrayed by those he trusted. Resurrected by a man he should loathe. A head full of memories he didn't make. Rook is forced into a bargain that might kill him if he refuses, and if he accepts, could mean the end of existence. Trapped in a shadow war between necromancers, his choices are dwindling to one: Cut a bloody swathe of revenge across humanity's last remaining city.
Pete Hautman. Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother
conceive me. — Psalm 51 PART ONE During the latter years of the Postdigital
Author: Pete Hautman
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Kicking off a riveting sci-fi trilogy, National Book Award winner Pete Hautman plunges us into a world where time is a tool — and the question is, who will control it? The first time his father disappeared, Tucker Feye had just turned thirteen. The Reverend Feye simply climbed on the roof to fix a shingle, let out a scream, and vanished — only to walk up the driveway an hour later, looking older and worn, with a strange girl named Lahlia in tow. In the months that followed, Tucker watched his father grow distant and his once loving mother slide into madness. But then both of his parents disappear. Now in the care of his wild Uncle Kosh, Tucker begins to suspect that the disks of shimmering air he keeps seeing — one right on top of the roof — hold the answer to restoring his family. And when he dares to step into one, he’s launched on a time-twisting journey — from a small Midwestern town to a futuristic hospital run by digitally augmented healers, from the death of an ancient prophet to a forest at the end of time. Inevitably, Tucker’s actions alter the past and future, changing his world forever.
You dread the thought That I might photosynthesize The obsidian sunlight
Radiating from your skin. You can't bear What might blossom From the sickness-
seeds you sowed In the soil of my flesh, Blackened shoots, like something
charred By ...
Author: Joy Ladin
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
These psalms grow out of a decades-long fascination with the biblical psalms, particularly the Davidic psalms, which portray the tempestuous, sometimes awful intimacy of the Divine-human relationship. In the lightning-shot Psalm-space where Divine meets human, time shatters, splits, leaps like a river, and so does the soul of the speaker, now hunting God, now hunted, now languishing in despair, now reclining in quiet triumph against the pillars of Heavens. These contemporary psalms attempt to create a corollary to that biblical psalm space, a space narrowed to a single room in which God and the speaker have no choice but to face and struggle toward one another through the whirlwind of pain and love.
Abyssinian of obsidian meridians . I take to the night like winged carrion . I am
sweet to the stalker . like an ibis , stems snapped like reeds , I fly above reptiles
and annihil ation . forever in flight against the sky . painted feathers brushing
Author: Wayde Compton
Publisher: arsenal pulp press
Wayde Compton's first poetry book: a stunning set of poems documenting the migration of Blacks to Canada, specifically when the first Black settlers-facing an increasingly hostile racist government-left San Francisco and travelled north to British Columbia beginning in 1858. With recurring themes of the unknowable, the crossroads, the trickster, and entropy, 49th Parallel Psalm jumbles history, time, and the Canadian black literary canon. Shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize
This acceptable " poetry ” consisted of such horrors as Michael Wigglesworth ' s
The Day of Doom and the awful travesties of the Bible in the Bay Psalm Book .
The Puritan view of art was , of course , a gross distortion of Plato ' s view .
Iconographic Parallels In addition to the literary, mythopoeic associations evoked
by this image, icono- graphic parallels and precedents abound. On the textual
surface, the tree of Psalm 1 connotes the blessed life of the righteous individual.
Author: William P. Brown
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
William Brown introduces a new method of exegesis, particularly for biblical poetry, that attends to the metaphorical contours of the Psalms. His method as proposed and demonstrated in this book supplements traditional ways of interpreting the Psalms and results in a fresh understanding of their original context and contemporary significance.
The Hymn to the Aton , ” closely associated with the 104th Psalm , was written by
the Egyptian pharaoh praising the sun god as all - powerful light upon a
darkened earth . Reed obviously uses this metaphor to show its juxtaposition in
The mother of three , she is currently creating a poetry collection , Parental Vows
& Single Parent Psalms . ROSE MARIE HUNOLD's poems have appeared in a
large number of diverse publications such as The Four Directions American ...
floods of reptile massacre in the Gobi recall the schematics : brass mandible ,
projectile point , molasses in the hex , whose hips moved like serenity dripping obsidian ' s red psalm 12 & river legend grimaced and drove it through skull terra
Author: Jake Berry
Publisher: Barrytown/ Station Hill Press
BRAMBU DEZI is a deep reading of late twentieth-century mind. Along with Black Mountain poetry, Beat poetry is one of its antecedents, and Beat poet John Wieners might well have been prophesying this poem when he wrote, "Poetry is a trance of make-believe...a condition of gradual loss / of reality until there's only left / this shattering of the world." Not to know Berry's work is to miss something essential and stunningly beautiful about the late 20th Century, what has been called a "century of horror," yet Berry, in this great visionary work, mirrors this millennium not only as an end but a beginning.
Thinking of its steps as an architectural psalm of ascent , I climbed the Pyramid of
the Moon . Stretching away to the obsidian hills , the land was intransigently arid ,
and worse , it was antibiotically dry , the kind of place that the first Christian ...
Author: John Moriarty
In this astonishing volume of autobiography, John Moriarty's earlier works of mystical philosophy, Dreamtime and Turtle Was Gone a Long Time, are given a biographical grounding. Inhabited by all that he reads and perceives, Moriarty recovers lost forms of sensibility and categories of understanding, reconciling them gloriously within the arc of his life. Nostos is a Greek word meaning 'homecoming'. In its plural form, nostoi, it was the name of an extensive body of literature in ancient Greece about the Greek heroes who returned from the Trojan Wars. Most of this literature has perished, but we do have The Odyssey, describing the long homecoming of Odysseus to Ithaca. Moriarty's book assumes that for various reasons humanity is now exiled from the earth, but by reimagining it and ourselves as involved in a common destiny, it enacts a homecoming, a nostos to it. Nostos is a continuous narrative describing early on how its author lost his world as surely and completely as the Aztecs lost theirs when Cortez came ashore. Thereafter, in places as far apart as neolithic North Kerry and London, Periclean Athens and Blackfoot Dancing Ground, Manitoba and Mexico, Kwakiutl coast and Connemara, the author fights his way to a kind of rest, to a requiem, at the heart of things as they terribly and resplendently are. 'the classical, Eastern and Amer-Indian legends that have informed Moriarty's life are recreated or re-enacted in this deeply personal document, which is paradoxically rich in encounters with the physical world and tender episodes of love and loss, while giving us a disturbing insight into the terrors and rare ecstasies of the hermit's lonely struggle.' -- Tim Robinson
presented in Ps . cx . , 1 is the latest of the marked it possibly with the sign of the
cross Friday , May 13 , 5 p . m . Physical : “ An Instrument for three . Drawing
Parabolag , ” by Mr . R . Inwards ; " Some Electric - gives it to the ghost as a
pledge of ...
2 : " Commentary upon the Psalms of Ascents , ” pp . 18 - 111 ) incorporates
many learned annotations from every possible angle of psalm - research , but
sadly enough , gives little strength to the author ' s theory . Later Jewish usage
Pliny , in his natural history , alsu Desaguliers , a silver sixpence was melted
mentiops the use of obsidian for this purin ... A man being placed the fifty -
seventh psalm , beginning , in the with his head downwards , an erect image
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Fear not , my heart : on the plain | covet death by the obsidian knife : all that our
hearts desire is death in war ! PSALMS human sacrifice was also one of the
reasons for the Aztecs ' fall . Rather than simply kill the conquistadors , they opted
During the services in Holy Week at Chieri , when the choir was singing the psalms , and a table was struck with sticks during the so - called tenebræ of the
sepulchre , the sacristan gave us a triton shell to sound . Dr. Issel relates that
I sang this peaceful psalm : “The Quaker garb, shall be my choice; Plain dressing
bears the palm.” Next day I joined the ... At its shoulder was an arrow-head of obsidian, and in a small cavity at its head were several clay vases of unique form.