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Read Ð A Thousand Vessels 102 ë [Read] ➵ A Thousand Vessels By Tania Runyan – Taking up the personas of Eve Sarah Dinah Mary Martha and five other women from the Bible Tania Runyan offers a stunning collection of poems in which the ancient and modern worlds collide A Thousand V Taking up the personas of Eve Sarah DinaTaking up the personas of Eve Sarah Dinah Mary Martha and five other women A Thousand PDFEPUBfrom the Bible Tania Runyan offers a stunning collection of poems in which the ancient and. Runyan walks us through a modern day midrash of sorts only her interpretations of different women in scripture take the form of beautiful poems So many stunning lines In true rabbinic fashion she pulls from different angles reconsidering reimagining humanizing A uick tastefrom Ruth Speaks to NaomiWe are widows now the shriveled leaves that blow along the rooftopsWe are worth nothingbut the measure of lonelinesswe can remove from each otherfrom The Birth of Cain EveBut one morning I broke like a thundercloud in a fieldA lion tore through my bodyand the lion caught fire Everything I was forestsmountains Adam everythingI had ever thought or spoken melted in the rhythmic flamesHow could I move againto gather fruit and stonesHow could I become the mother of the living when the Lordwas unmaking me burning meback to a bonefrom Mary at CalvaryIf I dug into this cracked earthI would find the piled bones of womenwho lost husbands in battleand children at birthwho breathed out their last dayswith darkness on their backsno commandments visions or thronesGrief will be my legacy toountil I am forgotten Like these lizardsscurrying over the tomb's stoneThe last star sinking into the night

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Poet Jeanne Murray Walker says The two worlds are so wonderfully imagined and entwined that I found myself turning the pages of A Thousand Vessels as compulsively as if it were fictio. Brilliant poetry blending the modern and ancient worlds

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A Thousand VesselsModern worlds collide A Thousand Vessels reveals the common and complex experiences of women across the ages loneliness friendship fear hope violence love bitterness consolation Fellow. When asked to describe her poetry Runyan replies “spiritual reflection For the past few years I have focused almost all my poetry on scripture either directly or indirectly” 2010 blog interview no longer online In A Thousand Vessels Tania Runyan writes about ten Bible women Eve Sarah Dinah Ruth Esther Mary the woman at the well Martha Jairus’ daughter and Mary Magdalene Reflection works well for Runyan as she muses about these spiritual matriarchs She says of the themes and subjects she covers “I explore the experiences of marriage love and birth especially with women like Ruth and Mary Faith and sacrifice with Sarah Death and rebirth with Jairus’ daughter The changing power of Christ with the woman at the well” Examinercom interview However that reflection also takes her deeper and broader For in the 46 poem collection are also pieces about modern Eves Sarahs Dinahs etc In the Eve section for example is the poem “My Daughter’s Hands” in which Runyan delights in her toddler’s growing self awareness describes her attempts to grab the communion cup and imagines her reaction to her mother’s “no” “ yet I know the moment I say no your world will begin to go wrong You will learn that most bright things are never meant to be touched” p 14 In Dinah’s section we have the poem “Child Sex Offenders” which reminds us how ordinary and unmarked are the predators who live among us Esther’s section begins with “Beach Walk” a poem that describes two bikini clad teens imagining the effect they’re having on the lifeguard Each Bible woman has her modern counterpart poems bringing these spiritual mothers into our century as we recognize that we moderns face many of the same issues they did Runyan’s poems are easy to understand interesting relevant and honest Her vulnerability arouses our empathy and through her insights we gain a greater appreciation of not only Bible women but our friends sisters grandmothers aunts wives and if we’re women ourselves