The Kingdom of Ordinary Time

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The Kingdom of Ordinary Time

By Marie Howe

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393041996, 68pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2008

Description
Hurrying through errands, attending a dying mother, helping her own child down the playground slide, the speaker in these poems wonders: what is the difference between the self and the soul? The secular and the sacred? Where is the kingdom of heaven? And how does one live in Ordinary Time during those periods that are not apparently miraculous?