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Emerge

ByFrancesca Marais

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From the crushing comfort of the womb-dark ocean, the poems in Francesca Marais’ Emerge rise to the surface and breathe deeply. “Blood surges through my body, / Refusing to gently creep into the shores / Of my heart’s quiet,” she says. Untangling the tentacles of family and romance and imagination, the poet carries the reader along on a journey toward self-love and acceptance. Her advice to us? “Cherish then savour / The salt of the pain, / Lick your fingers dry.” Salt of tears, of stinging wounds, of breaking waves—to know the self requires all of these. There is ache here, but also nourishment. Emerge shows us how to stop holding our breath; how to see our own reflection in the ocean’s blue eyes.

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Publication Date
Sep 17, 2020
Language
English
ISBN
9780578759371
Category
Poetry
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Francesca Marais

Specifications

Pages
33
Binding
Hardcover
Interior Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest (5.5 x 8.5 in / 140 x 216 mm)

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