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This book presents a series of unique poems written by a Cistercian nun on a variety of spiritual topics. Sister Pollard, author of other spiritual works, uses themes connected with Scripture, the Liturgy, the life of Christ, prayer, nature and more. These beautiful and moving poems will deepen our awareness of God's presence in our lives and help us to respond better to the call of Christ.
"The poems of Miriam Pollard are all by themselves reason enough to believe in yet another springtime of the most dynamic sort of religious poetry. Not since first discovering the poetry of Charles Péguy, Gertrud von le Fort and Gabriela Mistral many years ago has my imagination been so jolted as now by the marvel of Pollard's vibrant music and unforgettable images. Pollard sustains an almost flawless lyric intensity that is never sentimental and enfolds with seamless coherence. To read her is like allowing a swift stream of cool, cleansing water to course through your heart and mind."
-Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis, Author, Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word
"I have not developed the fine art of appreciating poetry, at least in a general way. Neither Be Afraid is a clear exception. These poems stir my spirit to prayer and inspire me to peer more deeply into the mysteries of our salvation. I recommend this book to all for enjoyment and inspiration."
-Fr. Michael Scanlan, T.O.R., President, Franciscan University of Steubenville.