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Being The Bird – A New Book by Mary Wickham RSM

The newly published poetry collection titled Being The Bird, by Mary Wickham RSM is now available.


The book can be ordered online from Booktopia, Amazon and the Book Depository, and the recommended retail price is AU$ 24.75. There may some delay with delivery due to Covid realities.


The book contains a large number of previously unpublished poems, as well as gathering up some familiar Mercy prayers and litanies, and the set of poems about Baggot St. The poems are essentially about encounter: with the Divine, the natural world, the Celtic landscape and spirit, and those whose lives the poet has shared through journeys of birth and death, dementia and abuse.



In his introduction to Mary’s first poetry collection Michael Leunig wrote:


Mary’s poems express life’s great rapturous impulse to carefully cradle its newborn and dying miracles, with their suffering and beauty, and to passionately embrace them with all that we have and all that we are. Something lifts away from all this and flies to find us and hold us and this is poetry. 


This wonderful book will be a valuable resource to anyone involved in Mercy endeavours and a lovely prayer companion.



Being The Bird, Mary Wickham, ISBN 9 780867 860801.
Published by Spectrum Publications Melbourne, Australia.


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