The Song of Daniel and Selected Poems
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The first part of this book retells the Old Testament book of Daniel in alliterative verse, the time-honored form for hero tales. The form may be old, but the modern narrative voice delivers drama and fresh insights as the 12 chapters of Daniel unfold. Reviewers agree that this 57-page poem should be read aloud for greatest impact. Part 2 of the volume contains shorter metrical poems that are meditations on the Christian faith. Many are based on New Testament stories; some are inspired by the liturgy of the Church. The Sacraments are an important theme. Part 2 concludes with a final alliterative poem, "As with One Mouth," a new rendering of the Song of the Three Young Men.
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Apr 15, 2015Kathryn Ann Hill has received pre-publication international acclaim for her fifth book of poetry, including ---- "Kathryn Hill’s The Song of Daniel and Selected Poems is a brilliant recasting of the book of Daniel in alliterative verse (Part One) and selected poems on biblical themes that have not been published before (Part Two). The Song of Daniel is a heroic tale that both captures the twelve chapters of the biblical story in unrhymed verse and allows the poet’s sensitivities and piety to shine through." -- Dr. John G. Nordling, Associate Professor of Exegetical Theology, Concordia Theological Seminary,Fort Wayne, IN. ***** "The writing and reading of poetry has fallen on hard times in our all too superficial society in which texting is the common method of communication. That is understandable, because much poetry is discredited by its obscurity. Yet nothing else can take its place for us as Christians who prize the incarnation of our Lord. Religious poetry can say... More > what nothing else can say. And better! Like no other kind of speech, it is able to touch us more deeply and lead us more fully, body and soul and spirit, into the mystery of God’s word and the wonder of life in God’s world. For that reason I commend the religious poems written by Kathryn Hill and published in The Song of Daniel and Selected Poems. While none of these is obscure and hard to fathom for those who are biblically literate, they are all spiritually rich in what they say. In the first part of this anthology she vividly and faithfully retells the book of Daniel in sprung, alliterative verse. Her cycle of twelve chapters make this demanding book imaginatively, emotionally and spiritually accessible to the reader. Since it is narrative verse it must be read aloud to have its full dramatic impact on the religious imagination. In the second part of the book she sings God’s saving word sacramentally by meditating on it devotionally and so moves the reader to prayer and praise in 35 winsome poems which are distinguished by their spiritual profundity and theological wit." -- Dr. John W. Kleinig, Adelaide, South Australia. ***** "This collection stands in the tradition of psalmists and Christian writers from antiquity to the present day and promises to enrich all who read it." -- Dr. Andrew Steinmann, Distinguished Professor of Theology and Hebrew, Concordia University Chicago< Less
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- Kathryn Ann Hill (Standard Copyright License)
- April 8, 2015
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.57 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 7.44 wide x 9.68 tall
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