Alla Renee Bozarth
Biography of Alla Renee Bozarth
A Russian, Celtic, Osage American poet, Episcopal priest, soul caregiver who lives at the foot of Mt. Hood in Western Oregon and has published 20 prose and poetry books and 4 audio albums with 14 more large poetry collections,7 small books and 2 CDs ready for publication. Alla has written award winning poetry for over 40 years. Her poems are widely used all over the world, often in collaboration with visual artists, singers and dancers. For permission to reprint a poem, please send Alla your request using the 'message' feature on her PoemHunter page. See Alla's blog, Words and Images Welcoming Light in the Wilderness http: //allabozarthwordsandimages.blogspot.com/
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Alla Renee Bozarth's Works:
Lifelines: Threads of Grace through Seasons of Change; Wisdom and Wonderment: 31 Feasts to Nourish Your Soul; Life is Goodbye/Life is Hello: Grieving Well through All Kinds of Loss; A Journey through Grief; The Word's Body: An Incarnational Aesthetic of Interpretaion; Stars in Your Bones: Emerging Signposts on Our Spiritual Journeys; This Mortal Marriage: Poems of Love, Lament and Praise; Soulfire: Love Poems in Black and Gold; Six Days in St. Petersburg; The Book of Bliss, Accidental Wisdom; This is My Body: Praying for Earth, Prayers from the Heart; Moving to the Edge of the World; Readinig Out Loud to God (audio) : Water Women (audio) : Love's Prism: Reflections from the Heart of a Woman; At the Foot of the Mountain: Nature and the Art of Soul Healing. Out of print but perhaps on Internet: Gynergy, In the Name of the Bee & the Bear & the Butterfly, All Shall Be Well/All Shall Be One (audio) .
Alla Renee Bozarth Poems
Pack Nothing. Bring only your determination to serve and your willingness to be free.
The small plot of ground on which you were born cannot be expected to stay forever
We do not want to rock the boat, you say, mistaking our new poise for something safe.
If you feel your life needs solving, try three methods— absolve all that is
Bakerwoman God, I am your living bread. Strong, brown Bakerwoman God, I am your low, soft, and being-shaped loaf.
Dance Then To Everything
Music is everywhere music is in sound and music is in silence
Of the three types of narcissism, benign, malignant and malicious, the first can be charming and harmless, the second is primarily self-destructive,
Reality is intricate and vast. You are real. Life is cosmically generous. You are gifted, alive.
The Shortest Revolution In History
It began and was over in a single day. November 7,1917 brought down the Romanoffs and Russian history of a thousand years.
The Power Of The Crone
She enacts and teaches the truth — embracing the blessing of limitation she accepts Life’s new gift of freedom, she discovers her power to choose,
What Is Prayer?
Prayer is intimacy with the Great Mystery. Be every moment aware of the Presence — how you are loved!
Unbowed toward men she bows only to Earth, our Mother. She speaks truth to men with brutality in their brains
Sacred Yes, Holy No
Save the Infinite Yes for God alone. All others require a Positive No from time to time, and often yes, also— But learn your limits and avoid the naive yes,
Before Jesus was his mother. Before supper
The small plot of ground
on which you were born
cannot be expected
to stay forever