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by Stephanie Mendel

ePub March, Before Spring download
Author:
Stephanie Mendel
ISBN13:
978-0966843118
ISBN:
0966843118
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Publisher:
O'Brien & Whitaker, Publishers; 3rd edition (January 1, 1999)
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Subcategory:
Poetry
ePub file:
1977 kb
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1644 kb
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Rating:
4.2
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March, Before Spring book. These artful poems are Stephanie Mendel's tract for the living - praise pieces, prayers of witness and rememberance, quiet, brave and heartbreakingly real" (Dorianne Laux).

March, Before Spring book. When your heart stopped beating, my hand was resting on your chest" ("March, before Spring"). All art is a tract against death, a reminder that life is brief, fragile, unrepeatable.

I keep pruners by the door to cut flowers for your grave, in your car a straw hat, a folding chair. I find the missing Books on Tape, a French franc under the driver’s seat. I wear your T-shirts to bed, your shirts with my jeans. I avoid the dining room, eat dinner standing at the sink. I’m confused when your presence seems to leave and return at will, want to learn to manage grief as easily as I peel this pear.

Stephanie Caroline March (born July 23, 1974) is an American actress, entrepreneur and philanthropist. In 2019 she was named co-executive producer and star of the comedy feature The Social Ones. March was born in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of John and Laura March, and has a sister, Charlotte.

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March, before spring. Stephanie Mendel's poetry captures the devastation of losing a spouse, and ultimately offers comfort and hope to widows and widowers of making it through the intense grief of such a loss. - Fred Silverman, Grief Counselor.

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March, before spring The book has been used in groups dealing with the loss of a spouse at hospice. I love this spare, lush, beautiful, aching book of poems. Stephanie Mendel’s poetry captures the devastation of losing a spouse, and ultimately offers comfort and hope to widows and widowers of making it through the intense grief of such a loss. The book has been used in groups dealing with the loss of a spouse at hospice. I couldn’t put down MARCH, BEFORE SPRING. Then I read it again. Each page is touching and intimate. An absolutely lovely collection, it blew me away, right into a woman's heart, hope, grief, and love. - Anne Lamott, best selling author.

Stephanie Mendel’s poetry captures the devastation of losing a spouse, and ultimately offers comfort and hope to widows and widowers of making it through the intense grief of such a loss

Stephanie Mendel’s poetry captures the devastation of losing a spouse, and ultimately offers comfort and hope to widows and widowers of making it through the intense grief of such a loss. The book has been used in groups dealing with the loss of a spouse at Hospice of Marin and other organizations.

Important pages are Bare Branches, March Before Spring and Sample Poems. In the following table you'll find the 6 most important pages of Stephaniemendel. The homepage of Stephaniemendel.

Stephanie Mendel’s poetry captures the devastation of losing a spouse, and ultimately offers comfort and hope to widows and widowers of making it through the intense grief of such a loss.  The book has been used in groups dealing with the loss of a spouse at Hospice of Marin and other organizations.
  • March Before Spring chronicles the illness, death from cancer, process of mourning and healing of a husband in a long and successful marriage from the point of view of the widow. The poetry, in the tradition of the very best of "confessional" poetry in contemporary American letters, is spare, elegant, lyrical and deeply felt. Ms. Mendel is a master at the use of the vivid image and ordinary experiences of life to convey the varied experiences of the entire process of caring for and about a dying person, and putting life back together again after his death. The lover of poetry will enjoy this book for the sheer artistry of the craft. The person seeking a book of poems to give voice to the universal experiences of mourning she so vividly portrays will find comfort and solace in its pages. As a psychotherapist, I have recommended this book on many occassions to people who are grieving, and all have been moved and grateful for chance to read it. In every sense, this is a book to own and to treasure.

  • Ms. Mendel's poems are stunning.She balances love and grief on the small details of ordinary life: an old shirt, the crumbs left on the counter, the dent left in a pillow. They speak softly but can tear your heart as the poems recall her husband, their love, his death from cancer and her struggle through grief. My first reading left me in tears; each subsequent reading shows me more of Ms. Mendel's power to give voice to near-overwhelming grief and what it takes to overcome such a loss. I am a physician and I prescribe copies to patients coping with the loss of a beloved. The local Hospice organization keeps copies in their library. The poems carry great healing power as well as beauty.

  • A second printing for a poetry book is always something to celebrate, and especially this book. March, Before Spring has touched many people since it was first published. The letters sharing the common feelings that people experience upon discovering terminal disease and the death of a loved one, have encouraged the author to make the book available to hospice groups working with individuals to help them through their grieving. When Stephanie Mendel reads from this book, people listen. Anyone who has cared for a loved one in their dying or who has known someone who has, will want to have quiet moments with March, Before Spring. They will hear their hearts speaking deeply.

  • The title "March, before Spring" and the title poem itself (placed nearly at the midpoint) echo softly in my mind and heart as I read--and read again and again--the poems in this book: delicate and powerful, moving from a husband's relentless illness to the experience of death and beyond, all in deceptively simple, straightforward language that magically evokes the ineffable quality of love.

  • March, before Spring puts into words what I feel. It has the honesty of emotions that make up grief and shock of loss. I couldn't put the book down. Than I read it again. I found the poetry to be both comforting and healing.