Published: 15/12/2017
ISBN: 9781788039826
eISBN: 9781788034029
Format: Paperback/eBook

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The Magpie and the Magnolia Tree
by Emma Gowing

A selection of poetry written over the last two years.
Touching on love, grief, loss and the preciousness of life.

The Magpie and the Magnolia Tree is a poetry collection touching on many aspects of life. It spans a panoply of topics, including love, loss and grief and encourages to not take life for granted. It features intelligent insights into the negative impacts of our world, including loss, which combine with her creative writing talents to create a poignant and inspiring read.

“The universe twinkling
In the deep pool of an eye
The depth yawning out
Far beyond an inky sky.”

Some pieces reach out to the stars and universe as they decipher some sense of belonging to the greater force that binds us all to the divinity source. Some are earth bound to places where the veil between our mortal existence and the greater seems to have the depth of gossamer, where the atmosphere is infused with an essence of grace. Other elements are inspired by people and nature, and some pieces touch on the dark days and the darkness in life, acknowledging it but determining not to be consumed by it.

This inspiring collection encourages to live in the now and appreciate the moment, reflecting on the beautiful simplicities of life which can only be appreciated when we slow down.

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