Singing Together: Poems for Christmas (Kindle Edition)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1081 KB
  • Print Length: 189 pages
  • Publisher: Fabrizio Frosini; 1 edition (12 December 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N6GE2X4

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When I think of Christmas my thoughts often turn to a painting called “The Nativity” by the great Tuscan artist Piero della Francesca which fortunately we have in our National Gallery in London. The feelings of solemn serenity and peace which it evokes by its subdued, marmoreal tones enable us to experience the pure light of rebirth. Leonardo’s “The Virgin of the Rocks” uses dark shadows but is also incredibly beautiful. When we recall that this area of Central Italy produced Dante and Michelangelo, perhaps the soil there is particularly fertile. Or it could be the wine! You’d better ask Fabrizio Frosini, a very fine poet in both Italian and English for his view on that, as he too hails from Tuscany!
The desire for peace and the rebirth of childhood memories feature in many poems in this collection. There are also many expressions of joy, as indulgent parents share the excitement of the day with boisterous children busily unwrapping presents below the Christmas tree. In recalling her visit with her father to the “Wassail Bowl”, Marianne Larsen Reninger, brings out in fine detail a beautiful childhood memory. She also gets a plus from me for mentioning my favorite carol, Silent Night! In another fine poem, Margaret O’Driscoll expresses the joy of Christmas Night.
The contributions come from thirty-one Countries right around the World and the range of ideas and images sparkles like a box of brightly colored jewels. I think each contributor has important things to say about Christmas and there is much to admire in the contrasts of styles and the personal views of the season. I hope contributors will not be offended if I do not mention their poem specifically but I can assure everyone each poem had its own sparkle. So I hope you will forgive me for indulging in my own personal tastes.

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