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This beautiful gathering of contemporary lyric poems by best-selling author and poet Luci Shaw celebrates both the magnificence and the meaning of water in its myriad forms."Water Lines" includes sixty-three new and selected poems by Shaw, all reflecting the evocative nature of water. The steady hush of falling rain, the white noise of a waterfall, the glittering sounds of a fountain, the washing of ripples against rocks in a clear northern lake, the surging of a mountain stream -- Shaw shows how these watery wonders refresh the ear and eye and, further, penetrate the soul.As with all her poetry on creation, Shaw sees the invisible, thinks the universal, and finds in the natural world superb metaphors for human life: I think it's the fluidity of water -- the way it constantly renews itself -- that reminds me of the possibility, and the need, for change and renewal. "Water Lines" vividly captures water's effects on our senses and invites us to explore this persistent reality, which pools in the Creator's hand, Shaw says, and falls, like blessing, on all our heads. Filled with luminous images and insights, "Water Lines" is a book to give, to receive, to savor.
Luci Shaw graduated from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, magna cum laude and is currently a writer-in-residence and lecturer at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada.
She has worked as a private Greek tutor, a free-lance editor, and an English stylist for The Living Bible and The Message. Shaw has also served as vice president, president and senior editor at Harold Shaw Publishers. She presently serves as Lay Eucharistic Minister and lector at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Bellingham, Washington.
Her poetry has been read on national television, and she has been interviewed on The Seven Hundred Club and Prime Time America. She has appeared in several magazine cover stories (such as in Today's Christian Woman and Christianity & the Arts), and many of her writings are being collected at the Buswell Library at Wheaton College in The Luci Shaw Collection.
She is the author of numerous books such as The Secret Trees (Campus Life Book of the Year) and God in the Dark (ECPA Gold Medallion Nominee). Shaw has also contributed poems and essays to many anthologies and periodicals such as Making Eden Grow (Scripture Union), Christianity Today and Reality & The Vision (Baker Book House). Her most recent poetry collections are Water Lines and The Green Earth (both Eerdmans). She is also coauthor of three books with Madeleine L'Engle, including Friends for the Journey.