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The Poetry of Reflection

The Poetry of Reflection

The Poetry of Reflections is a thoughtful look at God and Country by Betty May; at times whimsical, funny, and sad, this is a beautifully illustrated faith-based collection. Written over several decades Betty offers a uniquely female voice on subjects as diverse as grocery mark-u... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780473452971
Barcode 9780473452971
Published 31 March 2019
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By May, Betty
Edited by Nally, Amanda
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ISBN-13 9780473452971
ISBN-10 0473452979
Stock Out of stock
Status Price is unspecified
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Write Answers Ltd
Publication Date 31 March 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By May, Betty
Edited by Nally, Amanda
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
History of Specific Subjects
Religion & Beliefs
Women's Studies
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 148
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 268g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 821.3
Catalogue Code 982359

Description of this Book

New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the vote - and their voices have resonated through its literary history too. Betty May grew up on the beautifully rugged remote West Coat of New Zealand's South Island. A thin wedge of coast bounded on one side by the Tasman Sea and on the other by the Southern Alps with perilous mountain passes the umbilical to Mainland New Zealand. The Poetry of Reflections is a thoughtful look at God and Country - sometimes whimsical, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, this beautifully illustrated faith-based collection was written over several decades and offers a uniquely female voice on everything from grocery mark-ups, to the ANZAC Day tradition that reflects on New Zealand's lost soldiers in the Great War. Creative people everywhere It is the gift of God you share Placed a while his will to do His reasons still they come to you In your thoughts he tellls you so To do the things That he does know

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Author's Bio

Betty May was born on New Zealand's West Coast in the Middle of the Great Depression - the sixth of thirteen children. Taken out of school before her thirteenth birthday to help her mother care for the younger children. She was 26-years-old when she married - having represented West Coast at rugby, netball and hockey. She raised three children of her own, following her husband's career path around New Zealand before settling in Invercargill, on the South Coast in 1985. It was there that Betty was baptized and become a communicant member of the congregation. In 2017 she retired from a role as executive housewife (her occupation of record since 1970) when many of the poems she had written in the margins of whatever book she could find for more than 40-years were rediscovered. Born to a media family in Wanganui New Zealand in 1966, Amanda Nally worked as a journalist for 15 years, before founding Write Answers Ltd in 2005. Amanda lives in Southland and his married, with two stepchildren, a dog, a horse and a small flock of named sheep.

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