Snowbound

Poems for Winter Days

By S T Kimbrough, Jr.

Foreword by J. Richard Watson

Snowbound

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  • ISBN: 9781725254756
  • Pages: 70
  • Publication Date: 1/9/2020
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Snowbound

Poems for Winter Days

By S T Kimbrough, Jr.

Foreword by J. Richard Watson

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781725254756
  • Pages: 70
  • Publication Date: 1/9/2020
  • Retail Price: $10.00
Web Price: $8.00
BUY FROM AMAZON.COM

About-

These poems resulted from the author’s experience in Lithuania during the winter of 2018, when it snowed on consecutive days for two months. Through the large windows of his hotel room he watched the almost non-stop falling snow. His reflections turned to poetry writing: the changing moods of “Shovel Snow and Sing” followed by “The snow today makes a grim face” from “boot tracks now turned brown.” In another poem, he writes:

“I must admit I’m weather bound

so far as changes go;

I’m cheerful or oft brooding found

when sleet has turned to snow.”

J. Richard Watson says, “He walks out careful not to fall, treading in the footsteps of others like the page in ‘Good King Wenceslaus,’ bumping his head on a tree branch, watching birds fighting for a scrap of something edible. He finds himself wondering at snowflakes in their beauty and brevity, and appreciates, too, the sparkle of sun on the rooftops, the moonlight on the cobbled streets, and the quiet that falls when snow has kept most people indoors.” These poems cast a spell that takes the reader on a delightful wintry journey of snow moods, dangers, charms, and joys.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“What might be a monotonous experience for many is for S T Kimbrough a poetic opportunity. With keen observance and attentiveness, he has written poems exploring his response to daily snowfall outside his window, and to his own inner changes of mood—awestruck, reflective, brooding, longing, hopeful, impatient, sometimes bored. With sharp description of sensory details, with humor, and a practiced ear for classic poetic form, Kimbrough’s book is a gift for any season.”

—Barbara Day Miller, Associate Professor Emerita in the Practice of Liturgy and Music, Candler School of Theology, Emory University



“Pick up S T Kimbrough’s collection of poetry and turn it over. Watch each poem gently settle into a global scene. Each holds its own crystalline shape and sense, and as the volume deepens, we can begin to read the footprints in the snow. This is a spiritual journal of a man bound on a mission for God. Merry or melancholy, heartbroken or hopeful, the poems invite the reader/believer to join in singing, ‘Let it snow.’”

—Heather Murray Elkins, Hannan Professor of Worship and Preaching Emerita, Drew University

Contributors-

S T Kimbrough, Jr.
J. Richard Watson

Bio(s)-

S T Kimbrough, Jr. holds a PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary and is currently a Research Fellow of the Center of Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He is author of the following books by Wipf and Stock: The Lyrical Theology of Charles Wesley; Radical Grace: Justice for the Poor and Marginalized; Participation in the Divine Nature in the Writings of Charles Wesley; May She Have a Word with You? Women as Models of How to Live in the Poems of Charles Wesley; and three books of poetry: Why Should a Child Be Born? Poems for Peace and Renewal in the Middle East; Of Death and Grief: Poems for Healing and Renewal; and A Seagull Lunch and Other Nature Poems (Save Our Planet!).

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