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Motherhouse

Motherhouse In Motherhouse Kathleen Jesme takes the reader on a journey with a young novice through the heart of Mystery Jesme s poems which investigate religious life in a convent in the s are assembled f

  • Title: Motherhouse
  • Author: Kathleen Jesme
  • ISBN: 9780807130445
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Motherhouse, Kathleen Jesme takes the reader on a journey with a young novice through the heart of Mystery Jesme s poems, which investigate religious life in a convent in the 1960s, are assembled from many fragments juxtapositions of place and time childhood and novitiate , shifting scale the minuteness of an old beige comb from home, the boundlessness of a threeIn Motherhouse, Kathleen Jesme takes the reader on a journey with a young novice through the heart of Mystery Jesme s poems, which investigate religious life in a convent in the 1960s, are assembled from many fragments juxtapositions of place and time childhood and novitiate , shifting scale the minuteness of an old beige comb from home, the boundlessness of a three axled God , and varying poetic forms Jesme explores the hidden, the provisional, the silent that which does not obey the rules of the light or submit to its boundaries.An intensely lyrical work, Motherhouse is a cloth woven from disparate voices and structures, expressing both the deep divisions of the self and the longing for a whole that may be ultimately shaped.The convent, then prairie stretchesitself across the Great Plains,grabs the bank of the Red River of the Northin one handand the Rockies in the otherand pulls you can seeuntil your sight failsnothing elseis in the waywhere something other should bethere is only your darkeningsightresistancelike bone, filleted clean in the windwhich comesfrom everywhereFrom Motherhouse by Kathleen Jesme Copyright 2004 by Kathleen Jesme All rights reserved.

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    1. A beautifully simple account of a woman entering a convent. Jesme intermingles letters, Holy Rules and personal daily accounts to paint a beautifully lonely picture of a woman giving her life to God during a time when other were protesting and attempting suicide. In the outside world the Vietnam War is going on, the narrator's mother has breast cancer, her brother is starting high school and her sister tried to kill herself. On the inside world there are gorgeous moments where the speaker become [...]

    2. Kathleen Jesme's book of poems, Motherhouse, took me on a lyric journey into a shared past. Each page shimmered with a mystery grounded in the earth yet daring to breach the galaxies. Even the structure of these poems, latticed throughout with readings from the rule book used by her religious community and quotations from mystics and saints, quiver with mystery. One line of verse eliciting wonder, three lines of insight,"Rain and more rain. Dense. I dreamed of green worms.Saw a moth "open-winged [...]

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