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How To Quench A Thirst Born In The Wilderness [Kindle Edition]

Ophelia Brown
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Book Description

"Feelings of isolation and losing one’s sense of identity are not uncommon in a world that puts a premium on superficial pursuits. In How To Quench A Thirst Born In The Wilderness, author Ophelia Brown invites readers on a poetic journey of rediscovering the self. Breathtaking in their range of subjects yet remaining always graceful in their immediacy, How To Quench A Thirst Born In The Wilderness is a striking literary celebration of life, the self and womanhood.

“Her poetry comes to life with courageous statements and confessions regarding love, spirituality, and life. It’s a book that dares you to explore life mentally and emotionally and is a strikingly bold adventure through a woman’s heart, mind, andsoul.”

-T.S. Wilkins, “Stand Again, Oh Weary Soul”

“It is a carefully crafted blend of classical and modern influences, feminism and post feminism.”

-Chris Hayden, AALBC

Product Details

  • File Size: 570 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Xlibris (August 9, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0092KIP0Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,861,679 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Sad Times October 26, 2012
How to Quench A Thirst Born in the Wilderness by Ophelia Brown is a book of poetry from a sad place within the heart. The journey is of constant loss, heartbreak and letdowns. I wish I could find a way to heal the broken heart and the deception that cause so much pain. As the verses continued on a positive growth could be seen, only to slip right back into the abyss of loss again.

I enjoyed reading the innocence of a child missing her mother in "Rare Moments (for my mother, Jane)." The child, like many of us, did not care about much, however it took the loss to make her realize "...that those/Precious moments were rare." In "Listen to Mommy," the poet writes about instances in the past where she wished she had chosen a different way of life. Things like "Stay(ing) close to Jehovah;" and "Hoping it's not too late." The latter resonated with me as I feel some choices I made in the past I realize now came way too late. I also liked the lamentations found in "Re-craft," "Poetry" and "Truth."

I did not enjoy the repetitiveness of the topics; the abusive ex-fiancé who was a thief, the loss of the mother and the unfortunate loss of an unborn child. Reading these made me sad as I went inside my own head with wonderment of if the person hurt would ever be healed? What could I do to help her overcome a life of grief? Toward the end, I realize How to Quench A Thirst Born in the Wilderness was written in the stages of pain, loss and remembrances. This was the healing process. I hope the ache has dulled, but the memory lives as a stepping-stone to move in the direction of happiness. I recommend Ms.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Learn from our Failed Relationships in Poetry Form December 4, 2012
Once I saw the title of the book, I was intrigued to read it to quench my curiosity. As soon as I opened the pages, I could feel the compassion that the author felt for young women who are in uncommitted and unhealthy relationships in the first section of the poetry book (Encounters). Ophelia Brown may be sharing her own past experiences of heartache, not receiving the love she longed for in her past relationships, and heartbroken overall. Many young girls can relate and have been either naive or vulnerable to the meaning of love. I see this book for 18+ mature young women.

This is one of the first poetry books where I was captivated and sympathized with every word that I read of a hurting woman especially seeking for love in all the wrong places. These poetic words sung deeply in my soul (mind and emotions); which made it harder to chose my favorite ones. Finally, I concluded that in the section entitled Celebrate Myself had motivating and encouraging poems to continue to celebrate your feminist side or uniqueness. There were life-altering and life-changing with affirmation poems in which I loved the most: Requiem (p. 148), Midnight Walk (p. 31), and Once Tangled Wings (p. 131). The most compassionate and sensual, somewhat erotic ones were found in Colorful Nights. Overall, the shorter poems touched my mind and heart the most that were enriched with passion, sweetness, and bit of bitterness from past hurts or emotional pains which humankind is able to get a grasp of their own existence. Lastly, some of the selected poems (to my likings) in the section called Creator and Created were geometrically, mathematically interweaves God with His creation so symmetrically how it all aligns to His magnificent being.

Dream 4 More Reviews has received "How to Quench a Thirst Born in the Wilderness" by the author for a book review.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Wonderful! August 15, 2012
How to Quench A Thirst Born in the Wilderness by Ophelia Brown is not only a stunning book of poetry, but an absolutely profound work of wisdom and soulful honesty. There is a journey to be taken between the covers of every book, and Ms. Brown takes us on a journey through the emotions most of us have felt before but perhaps we cannot quite explain them. Perhaps such emotions have been passed off as a mystery, but this elegantly honest book of poetry unveils such passionately hidden truths about love. Love in all of its moments of joy and heartache can be felt throughout her strikingly affectionate work of poetic art. My favorite poems are, "Roses (or the lack thereof)," "I Love You Too," "A Midnight Walk," "Saintly Hands," "Fire From a Midnight Star," and "Kool-Aid Mona Lisa." I have many favorites, and I am certain that any heart willing to take the journey between the covers of this wonderfully written book will have many favorites of their own.

T.S. Wilkins
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4.0 out of 5 stars AAMBC Book Reviews November 11, 2012
The poems in Ophelia Brown's book are a collection of inspiration, motivation, and love through powerful words. She has a remarkable talent of making her readers feel engaged and enlightened with her poetry. She captures issues of our world today and makes the reader feel passionate about their role in it.
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Quirky, free-spirited, good-hearted, empathetic, creative, happy-go-lucky, poet, violinist, writer, and friend.


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