Glimpsing Glory (Paperback)

Poems of Living & Dying, Praying & Playing, Belonging & Longing

By Catherine Lawton

Cladach Publishing, 9781945099151, 112pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2020

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Description

Lawton's poetry evokes, provokes, and soaks the reader in both the earthy and the transcendent. Enter these poetic pages and let yourself feel that you are:

  • musing in an old-growth Redwood forest.
  • exploring an Island off the coast of Maine.
  • finding hope in a wildlife-welcoming garden.
  • awe-struck in a Rocky Mountain meadow.
  • amazed by stars singing in the night sky
  • delighting in the return of spring birds
  • attending births and deaths of loved ones
  • experiencing healing of painful memories
  • affirming faith in the God of all creation

composed in lyrical, penetrating, sometimes-playful words, these sixty-six poems and meditative verses, varied in style, are organized into seven sections:

  1. Relating
  2. Communing
  3. Trusting
  4. Living
  5. Dying
  6. Praying
  7. Word-playing

As the author states in the Introduction "What do I mean by 'Glory'? A taste, a flicker, a glimpse, a glimmer; a flash, a whisper, a rustling breeze; a fleeting moment that lingers on taste buds, nerve ends, rides overtones of sound, tingles with goose bumps of closeness, surprise, recognition...God is for us, with us, in us, among us; but only in the glimpses--usually coming uninvited, unexpected--are we awake to God's presence and life's mysteries and surprises...We may be awakened in momentary, sensory experiences--as the Spirit hovers over our chaos--of beauty, living things, a word spoken, thin places...These moments in which we receive glimpses of glory are worth holding and treasuring. That is my purpose in writing these poems."