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Love Poems, Poems by Pia Taavila-Borsheim

coverThe fine lines of Pia Taavila-Borsheim's Love Poems form carefully hewn portraits, delicate yet fierce in their emotional beauty.

Sample Poems by Pia Taavila-Borsheim

"Love Poems is a chapbook celebrating mature love -- and it does so with humor, sensuality, honesty, and a clear-eyed, wide-open sense of the risks we take in living and loving. It's not all wine and roses in this world view -- but courage will pay off, perhaps, with some thrills. 'Aloft,' the book's last poem, ends with these lines: 'It is all that I can do to hang / on and fly, unbound and reeling. The leaf / scudders to bits, crumbling in mid-air.' Love Poems is a delightful poetic ride."-Patricia Clark, Professor in the Writing Department at Grand Valley State University and author of The Canopy

"What a beautiful journey through mature love. Love Poems traverses the quiet moments of the heart's journey-from singing to a lover in Hebrew, to watering hydrangeas, to weeding a garden. Readers will cherish this exquisitely crafted work of mature love as another example of Taavila-Borsheim's rich poetic genius." -Alicia K. Clavell, co-editor ofSouthern Women's Review and author of The Archaeology of Rain and Southern Kitchens and Dining Spaces

"Pia Taavila-Borsheim is a poet who always rewards us, and her new collection is a crowning addition to her work. Capturing the experience of mature love from several angles, these poems strike us with vivid imagery, verbal music, and wisdom not easily won."-X. J Kennedy, author of That Swing: Poems 2008-2016

" Pia Taavila-Borsheim's poems radiate an inclusiveness and big-heartedness that cheers me, that starts to alter my pessimism about the state of the world. Despite the forces of mean-spiritedness that surround us, here is a voice that proves there's hope."-Richard Tillinghast, author of Six Mile Mountain: Poems and Today in the Cafe Trieste

"Pia Taavila-Borsheim's loving homage to the richness, the surprise, and the sadness of the world is perfectly tuned. It's as genuine and true and beautiful a book as any I've read in a long while. Celebrating a late and fulfilling marriage, she does not gloss over the realities and hardships all living beings face, but the generous and brightly observant spirit of the author assures us we are right to love it all."- Sidney Wade, author of Bird Book and Straits and Narrows

ISBN 978-1625492654, 40 pages, $16.00

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