Still Pilgrim: Poems by Angela Alaimo O'Donnell

By Angela Alaimo O'Donnell

nonetheless Pilgrim is a suite of poems that chronicles the adventure of existence as obvious in the course of the eyes of a keenly-observant pal and fellow vacationer. The reader accompanies the nonetheless Pilgrim as she maps common terrain, navigating the reports that represent her inner most heritage but additionally serve to remind the reader of his or her personal moments of enlightenment, epiphany, and come across with secret. all the fifty eight poems of the gathering marks a fashion station alongside the pilgrimage the place the Pilgrim and reader may possibly pause and think about earlier than carrying on with with the inevitable march forward.

At the guts of this go back and forth e-book lies a paradox: the Pilgrim's hope for the reward of stillness amid the flux and circulation of time, switch, and situation. "Be nonetheless and be aware of that i'm God," sings the Psalmist, channeling the voice of the divine. "Teach us to care and never care. educate us to take a seat still," prays the poet, T.S. Eliot. nonetheless Pilgrim depicts and embodies this human dilemma--our inevitable flow via time, second via second, day-to-day, and the facility of artwork to forestall either time and our ahead march, to trap the current second so we'd take pleasure in the flavour of life.

"The nonetheless Pilgrim's background includes flashes of pleasure and visitations of sorrow, engagement with saints and with artists (the Pilgrim's own purchaser saints), epiphanies sparked by means of phrases and songs and tales, revelations brought on by way of encounters with attractiveness and terror. The reader who perseveres via those poems isn't any longer purely a reader--he or she is a companion in pilgrimage and a pal. those poems became your poems, this tale your tale, bespeaking our (un)common beginnings and our both (un)common end." -- Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, from the Afterword

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