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Many forms in water: the Spiritus.

Byline: Reprint from Subterranean Blue Poetry

Title of Book: Many forms in water

Author: Rachel Moritz

Publisher: above/ground press

Date of Publication: 2014

Pages: 18

“From the City of Constellations
To the wanderer
And a Place of Rains . . . “
- from Water Shows The Hidden Heart by Enya

Many forms in water is a celebration of the feminine essence in the New Age Renaissance Republic of poetry by Rachel Moritz and above/ground press. Rachel Moritz is a Poet/Poetry Editor/Poetry Publisher living and working in Minneapolis. She has been published in American journals and is the author of four chapbooks.

This poetry is enigmatic, of distances and broken spaces, that are soothed in nature imagery. The inside of the essence of the woman, the mother, as if a searching, a Zen that dwells inside water and healing, the goddess as home. The nature imagery is written into the sorrow, a subtle backdrop perfectly woven giving subtlety and continuity inside mystery. It is a quest.

“Many forms in water may also be found in clouds

In the turning season, your one clay divided from hers. Like swans, riding a tourniquet of wind. Winter’s aureole, cleft before a fallen oak whose breath is your only explanation. Whose path yields the cabin doorway, hard of hand on burnished leaves. And whose water gathers from the pump, the dark maker. Glued to a world your senses decided, as when millions of years earlier the silence of nature broke.”

The poetry is broken thoughtspeak in narrative form, a beautiful woman’s lament. Poet Moritz tells a broken story in symbolist forms and truths, with mystery, the subtle overture, in the magic of the feminine, the celebration of spititual love. As if someone caught, in the sky, watching the days pass by, romance, as the clouds pass and go by, a spiritus.

The quiet of the beauty of the goddess reflected in water and sky, Many forms in water, a brilliant read from Rachel Moritz and above/ground press.

Genre: Poetry, New Age, Women's Literature

Available @ above/ground press.

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