[E–pub/E–book] (I Ask the Impossible: Poems) author Ana Castillo
King Alfred's Version of St. Augustine's Soliloquies gI ask the impossible love me forever Love me when all desire isone Love me with the single mindedness of a monk When the world in its entirety and all that you hold sacred advise you against it love me still When rage fills you and has no name love me When each step from your door to our job tires you love me and from job to home again love me love me Love me when you re bored when every woman you see is beautiful than the last or pathetic love me as you always have not as admirer or judge but with the compassion you save for yourself in your solitude Love me as you relish your loneliness the anticipation of your death mysteries of the flesh as it tears and mends Love me as your most treasured "childhood These poems were beautiful They combine personal and political passions and stories "These poems were beautiful They combine personal and political passions and stories are tributes to Dianna Ortiz a US nun raped and tortured by Guatemalan death suads and spared by the mysterious English speaking man who led them when he found out she was a Yanui Anna Mae Auash Chico Mendes and Comandante Ramona of the Zapatistas There is a letter to the Pope castigating him for allowing the souls of downtrodden women to o to Hell There. An Anchor Books
OriginalCherished for her passionate fiction and exuberant essays the author hailed by Julia Alvarez as una storyteller for her passionate fiction and exuberant essays the author hailed by Julia Alvarez as una storyteller primera and by Barbara Kingsolver in The Los Angeles Times as
impossible to resist returns to her first lovepoetryto reveal an unwavering commitment to social justice and a fervent embrace of to resist returns to her first lovepoetryto reveal an unwavering commitment to social justice and a fervent embrace of sensual worldWith the poems in I As.
Ana Castillo Ã 7 SummaryDer in her writing her words pull at you shake you soothe you all at once If you love Neruda AllendeLorca et al you ll "love Ana Castillo In much poetry seek that phrase line or verse that is memorable multi layered and ever revealing "Ana Castillo In much poetry I seek that phrase line or verse that is memorable multi layered and ever revealing did not find this in this volume excepting perhaps the title phrase and its poem on love But what I did
find were penetrating observations about patriarchy colonialism and urbane modernity Plus awere penetrating observations about patriarchy colonialism and urbane modernity Plus a shared memories about Chicago San Francisco and the Southwest Castillo sees and feels for all of us and presents these simultaneously personal and universal insights in everyday discourse instead of with unnecessary artifice I really wanted to like this collection because the first poem in this compilation is one of my favorites But it just wasn t there for me Perhaps the blurb on the b I read this in one day during my daily commute from one end of Chicago to the other Loved this collection of poetry which in some parts read like short stories Really hoping for another Ana Castillo poetry collection to be published in the future Really enjoyed the poetry and I usually don t care that much for poetryGreat books. Days as a writer who once wrote poems in a basement with no heat through the tenderness of motherhood and bitterness of loss to the strength of love itself which can make the impossible a simple act Radiant with keen perception wit and urgency sometimes erotic often funny this inspiring collection sounds the unmistakable voice of a woman on fire and worthy than stone. Is a love letter To Her Native Chicago her native Chicago its "Gentrification There Are Many Poems Of Love Of Her Son "There are many poems of love of her son her mother There is a celebration of a woman who leaves her abusive husband There is a demand for a man to love his wife when the physical attraction and emotional connection fades She sings praises for Tatehuari the supreme od of the Huichol people and Papantla Flyer a sacred Class of 92: Out of Our League game of the Totonacs There are memories of being refused service in a diner for being Mexican and of disappointment when she found out that Cleopatra was not black Beautiful Disturbing Erotic Perturbing Visceral Love me as your most treasured childhood memory and if there is none to recall imagine one place me there with you Love me withered as you loved me newI love the first poem in this book I cherish the poetry in this book because it is so pure It feels like home Simmering with passion and politics Ana Castillo writes from a heart bursting with love for her country and her people I thoroughly enjoyed this collection and am eager to read of her work Admitting that she is unschooled in writing but writes from her passion for exploring race sexuality anden. K the Impossible Castillo celebrates the
strength that is a womanburied deep in her heart Whether memorializing real life heroines who havethat is a womanburied deep in her heart Whether memorializing real life heroines who have their lives for humanity spinning a lighthearted tale for her young son or penning odes to mortals Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story godsoddesses Castillos poems are elouent and rich with insight She shares over twelve years of poetic inspiration from her.