The Saving I Need: Poetry Chapel Vol. 1 (Paperback)

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The Saving I Need: Poetry Chapel Vol. 1 (Paperback)

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From the bestselling author of The Wrestle comes another memorable poetry collection.


The Saving I Need brings readers over forty new poems penned by David Tensen, accompanied by a generous selection of carefully crafted poems from fourteen emerging poets chosen and mentored by David himself. From its breathtaking opening piece 'Birthing God' through to its end, this anthology invites readers into a poetic meditation through beauty, tragedy, hope and spirituality.


Acclaimed by theologians as a prophetic Psalter of these times, Tensen continues to write with expanding wisdom, love and empathy, echoing the silent cries of his lifetime and the Christian tradition.


This book also features poetry from: Andrew Adair. Abigail Bucks. Brian Bucks. Carly Caprio. Kara Chidlow. Nicole Fisher. Matthew Hardy. Kaelan Kiernan. Victoria Kuttainen. Franki Maglaras. Jessica Mussro. Jessica Stevens Nicole Walker. Tineke Ziemer.



From the collection:


'Cracks'

by David Tensen


it's the cracks

on the road to wholeness

you have to watch for


the novice avoids them,

scuttling with speed

across the bitumen


hoping to reach

a promised land

without tripping


but the wise slow down

knowing the road

has no end


the wise have learnt

the cracks are

the way forward


going down

into the narrows

where seeds fall


Product Details ISBN: 9780648989370
ISBN-10: 0648989372
Publisher: Poetry Chapel Press
Publication Date: November 11th, 2021
Pages: 206
Language: English