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Author: Jane Hirshfield
A revelatory, indispensable collection of poems from Jane Hirshfield that centers on beauty, time, and the full embrace of an existence that time cannot help but steal from our arms. Hirshfield is unsurpassed in her ability to sink into a moment’s essence and exchange something of herself with its finite music—and then, in seemingly simple, inevitable words, to deliver that exchange to us in poems that vibrate with form and expression perfectly united. Hirshfield’s poems of discovery, acknowledgment of the difficult, and praise turn always toward deepening comprehension. Here we encounter the stealth of feeling’s arrival (“as some strings, untouched, / sound when a near one is speaking. / So it was when love slipped inside us”), an anatomy of solitude (“wrong solitude vinegars the soul, / right solitude oils it”), a reflection on perishability and the sweetness its acceptance invites into our midst (“How suddenly then / the strange happiness took me, / like a man with strong hands and strong mouth”), and a muscular, unblindfolded awareness of our shared political and planetary fate. To read these startlingly true poems is to find our own feelings eloquently ensnared. Whether delving into intimately familiar moments or bringing forward some experience until now outside words, Hirshfield finds for each face of our lives its metamorphosing portrait, its particular, memorable, singing and singular name. Love in August White moths against the screen in August darkness. Some clamor in envy. Some spread large as two hands of a thief who wants to put back in your cupboard the long-taken silver.
And the town thief said , “ Brother , it is a sin for two brothers to have one wife . It were better for her to be yours . ” He said , “ Mine be she . ” “ But come now , where shall I take you that we may get money ?
“'Come on, brother, since you know.' “So they took and departed. Then they came to the king's, and considered how to get into his palace. And what did they devise? “Said the town thief: 'Come, brother, and let us break into the palace, ...
Category: Social Science
First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
I will come on thee as a thief , and thou shalt not knoro what hour I will come upon thee , signifies that the things which are of worship shall be taken from them , and that they shall not know when and how this is done .
If he knew when the thief would come he would watch to protect himself against the risk of having his property carried off . If only he , like the waiting servants , knew the day , it would not matter what the hour was , he would gladly ...
Hence also it is that to come as a thief denotes to coine incognito , because not through the door but some other way ; as in the Apocalypse . Unless thou watchest , I will come upon thee as a thief , and thou shalt not know in what ...
BEHOLD , I COME AS A THIEF . ” Now , indeed , was Willie rejoiced ; for together " EHOLD , " saith the Lord Jesus , “ I come they could seek to follow Him who had loved them , as a thief ; " that is , unexpectedly .
Now the time will have come to keep watch, not because we do not know when Jesus will come, but because we now know. Jesus said that the owner of the house keeps watch when he knows at what time of night the thief will come.
Author: Robert Adams
This book deals with a profoundly decisive change in world history. There's going to be a transition from governance under fallen man to a government from God Himself. Jesus Christ is going to return and reign over the world with perfect justice. Prophecies in the Bible tell us that due to the rebellion of man against his Maker the time leading up to the second coming of Christ is going to be intensely troublesome. Find out what's to come, and how to be prepared in these last days.
A thief comes without warning , but men through all ages have been warned of this . A thief has no right to come , but it is righteousness that brings on this crisis . A thief may be resisted . There is a possibility of turning him back ...
The great day , in which the battle is to be fought out . The victory in this battle will usher in the thousand years of the reign of the saints on earth . V. 15. I come as a thief . Here is suddenly interposed a sentence of admonition ...