- Series: Writers' Palette Book
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Shaw Books (March 15, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307731839
- ISBN-13: 978-0307731838
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #536,459 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Ordering of Love: The New & Collected Poems of Madeleine L'Engle (Writers' Palette Book) Paperback – March 15, 2005
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From the Inside Flap
Poetry, at least the kind I write, is written out of immediate need; it is written out of pain, joy, and experience too great to be borne until it is ordered into words. And then it is written to be shared.
Madeleine LEngles writing has always translated the invisible and intricate qualities of love into the patterns and rhythms of visible life. Now, with compelling language and open-hearted vulnerability, The Ordering of Love brings together the exhaustive collection of LEngles poetry for the first time.
This volume collects nearly 200 of LEngles original poems, including eighteen that have never before been published. Reflecting on themes of love, loss, faith, and beauty, The Ordering of Love gives vivid and compelling insight into the language of the heart. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Madeleine L'Engle was the author of more than forty-five books for all ages, among them the beloved A Wrinkle in Time, awarded the Newbery Medal; A Ring of Endless Light, a Newbery Honor Book; A Swiftly Tilting Planet, winner of the American Book Award; and the Austin family series of which Troubling a Star is the fifth book. L'Engle was named the 1998 recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards award, honoring her lifetime contribution in writing for teens.
Ms. L'Engle was born in 1918 in New York City. She wrote her first book, The Small Rain, while touring with Eva Le Gallienne in Uncle Harry. She met Hugh Franklin, to whom she was married until his death in 1986, while they were rehearsing The Cherry Orchard, and they were married on tour during a run of The Joyous Season, starring Ethel Barrymore.
Ms. L'Engle retired from the stage after her marriage, and the Franklins moved to northwest Connecticut and opened a general store. After a decade in Connecticut, the family returned to New York.
After splitting her time between New York City and Connecticut and acting as the librarian and writer-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Madeleine L’Engle died on September 7, 2007 at the age of 88.
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The Jacket Photograph of Madeleine by Kenneth S. Lewis and Jacket Design by Mark D. Ford are works of art in themselves. This is my favorite picture of this gifted author.
The FOREWORD is by Walter Wangerin, Jr., and the INTRODUCTION: "Madeleine as Poet" is by Luci Shaw--two gifted writers as well.
The poems by Madeleine L'Engle are organized into sections as quoted below:
From "Lines Scribbled on an Envelope" (1969)
From "The Irrational Season" (1977)
From "The Weather of the Heart" (1978)
From "A Cry Like a Bell" (1987)
"Uncollected Poems" (circa 1966)
"Uncollected Poems" (circa 1998)
The book concludes with an Editor's Note, Index of Titles, and Index of First Lines.
This is a highly recommended book for personal reading, academic study, and/or a gift for a person or library. It was published in 2005 by SHAW BOOKS, an imprint of WaterBrook Press.
Now, the book. Ms L'Engle is a favorite author, whether fantasy, fiction, sci fi, or, in the present case, poetry. I had read this book on line, but decided that it is one that I needed to own in paper.