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By G. Douglas Atkins

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Here G. Douglas Atkins provides T.S. Eliot's six "Ariel Poems" as dramatizations of the which means and value of Christmas: trip of the Magi, A music for Simeon, Animula, Marina, Triumphal March, and The Cultivation of Christmas bushes.

Commissioned to commemorate the season, those brief poems, of round forty traces each one, thought of jointly come to be basically similar representations of the "impossible union" that happened within the Incarnation. In remark with a story force rhyming with the poems' personal development, Atkins brings the reader alongside on a "journey towards understanding," to the final word secret.

The clean, new readings exhibit the creative fulfillment of those notable poems.

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