River's Song: A Poem

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
A playful, sensual modern homage to “The Thunder, Perfect Mind,” this long narrative poem is the Voice of the Great Goddess in Her heartbroken, polluted urban river aspect. Calliope Braintree’s loving tribute to the Chicago River, this poem gives voice to the passion, plight, and ultimate triumph of nature. More

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About Calliope Braintree

You wanna know what I am?
I'm a super-heroine!
A Warrior!
Ha ha!

OK. It's true. I don't actually do battle with anything outside my own head. But that's pretty revolutionary if you think about it. You see, I have certain qualities that enable me to break through the mental conditioning that's imposed on us by society...qualities most people have had "educated" out of them.

I've learned to hear the silenced voices of Nature. And I'll tell you what. It was exactly the same as FINALLY learning to hear my own poor stifled voice. Seriously.

I was invisible. Ignored. Dismissed. Treated like a pile of garbage. And look at me now! A published author!

I bet you could become your Real Self too. Read my books for a bit of inspiration, then connect with me on Facebook. We'll talk!

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Reviews

Review by: John Hart on Aug. 16, 2014 :
A sensual and inspiring epic poem, humorous and heartbreaking in equal measures, "River's Song" is a celebration of Wildness, an indictment of the patriarchal consumer-capitalist culture that strives (ultimately in vain) to tame and obliterate it, and a spirited rumination on the cosmic significance of, well, everything. Enormously readable for the sheer joy of it, "River's Song" is also rich in allusions and vivid, compelling symbolism that amply rewards closer study.

A wonderful achievement. I would put Ms. Braintree's "River's Song" alongside Ginsberg on my shelf.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Guy McPherson on May 27, 2014 :
Kudos to Callipe Braintree. River's Song is upbeat, entertaining, and downright fun.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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