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Lyrics of Lebanon Kaye Voigt Abikhaled

Lyrics of Lebanon

Kaye Voigt Abikhaled

Published October 28th 2005
ISBN : 9780976005315
Paperback
72 pages
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 About the Book 

Out of rich, multi-colored, and multi-textured bolts of cloth Kaye Abikhaled has woven a shawl of words both complex and simple, heart-breaking and sublime. Lyrics of Lebanon is an honest, true, grief-and-hope-filled view of a torn region, bathedMoreOut of rich, multi-colored, and multi-textured bolts of cloth Kaye Abikhaled has woven a shawl of words both complex and simple, heart-breaking and sublime. Lyrics of Lebanon is an honest, true, grief-and-hope-filled view of a torn region, bathed with tears, and, yet, not devoid of hope.From cherries to cigarettes to strong coffee to cedars it is the smallest of images that will stay with you, images that do not mean to be metaphors but, couched in such a war-torn environment, cannot avoid it. ... For not only is this a book of war and mourning, it is also a book of generosity and beauty and unquenchable spirit. The details in almost every poem are what give the book its power. Ms. Abikhaled writes of Lebanon with all its history, richness, and culture. But, like in the poem, The Orchard, she writes with the intimate knowledge of one who knows the land.You will find yourself revisiting many of the poems, not just because you want to, but because you must.Alan Lee Birkelbach,Poet Laureate of Texas