Blackbird Singing is a highly personal collection of poems and lyrics by Paul McCartney. Most of the poems have never been published before. They expand and deepen the understanding of Paul McCartney that we gain through the lyrics alone.
Blackbird Singing in the Bodhi Tree is a collection of poems that discuss those taboo subjects such as depression, abuse, loss of a parent, suicide of a child and finally the journey through therapy and healing. These poems take you on a walk through the author's life as she faces every aspect of her journey with gut wrenching honesty and raw heartfelt emotion. This collection will take you from the author's heaven to her incomprehensible private hell and back again. These poems take some of life's most distasteful ingredients and somehow make a very palatable literary meal for you to enjoy.
Pastor Greg Hunt had devoted nearly thirty years to congregational ministry, helping people experience God and find their way in life. Then came his own crisis of faith and calling. Neither his education nor his religious involvements could prepare him for the disorienting impact of the experience. Alarmed, he tries an experiment. The result is startling--and changes his life entirely. "In this most beautiful memoir, Greg Hunt invites us into an unsettling time in his life, exposes the fault lines of his faith, and describes the path he walked into and out of the dark. Thanks to the trail markers he leaves along the way, he makes it easier for us to find our way, too." --Susan M. Heim, co-author, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Women "If you have ever longed to hear God whispering a love song into your life, read this book." --Gary Chapman, author, The Love Languages of God
Pubpsher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
A compelling novel about friendship, identity and love. One winter evening, Elias, a young artist, watches a woman move into his apartment building. After closing her door, however, she is not seen again. A misdirected letter finally gives Elias the opportunity to make contact. But inside her dark apartment, Elisabeth refuses to respond to his knock. Her only company is the Woman in Green, an unbidden vision from her childhood dreams. Elias, meanwhile, is not to be deterred and draws his friend Otto, an elderly widower, into his attempts to entice Elisabeth into the world. As spring segues into summer, their lives become intertwined and their past stories are revealed.
In the darkest of night, there's a blackbird, you're not going to notice it, everything is black. The bird is crying for help, which is what they mean by singing. ... In "Boss Baby", the line "Blackbird singing in the dead of night" is followed by "Take these broken wings and learn to fly"
More than fifty poems aimed at encouraging young people - perhaps age 8 to mid-teens - to engage with the magic of poetry. It starts simple ('delight and insight') but develops through the uplifting and intriguing before touching on the fact that life cannot go on for ever. Many of the poems rhyme, some don't. Many take traditional forms, some don't. There are poems on many topics - humour, birds/trees/landscapes, the mind - even some about poems themselves. If the book does its job, it will engage young people and show them that words have magical powers. Good poetry can pack an emotional punch out of all proportion to the flimsy words it uses. Read and enjoy.
Pulled apart by his parents' increasingly troubled relationship, ten-year-old Marcus contracts a disease that is spread through the droppings of hordes of blackbirds which the agricultural authorities plan to destroy in a gruesome manner.