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A lifetime of St Francis in verse

Throughout her occupation Ann Wroe has regularly confounded expectancies, following her personal special course. Now, in Francis, she turns to verse to inform the lifetime of St Francis of Assissi. it is a series purely Ann Wroe may possibly write, combining a troubadour’s musicality with complete take hold of of the instant, and a luminous experience of Francis as either fable and guy, throughout background and tradition, in nature and group. it's a outstanding and immensely appealing book.

St Francis was once the most compelling spirits the area has visible. He used to be additionally a poet, a musician and a dancer. His global used to be colored through troubador lays, brightened by means of birdsong, ordered by means of the bells and chants of the Church and transfigured by way of the angel-lyres he heard approximately him. For Ann Wroe, this turns out a very good cause to jot down his lifestyles in songs. it's also an excuse to list, in songs, the various methods his presence and his tune nonetheless linger around us. They shock us in likelihood encounters in urban streets; they waylay us amid the humdrum banalities of operating lifestyles; they persist within the beauties of nature. nice spirits by no means depart us. They echo on and on.

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Francis: A Life in Songs

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