Poetry you can taste... Bread and Purposes
by Barbara M. Lipple.
... To taste indecision is like eating the white
of a boiled egg - without salt or pepper Delay
"Sometimes a poem will appeal to the ear, or eye. It is rare to be able to taste a poem."
I read Bread and Purposes straight away, from cover to cover. It has a freshness and wit and the rich personality of true poetry.
Professor James R. Lawler
"Barbara Lipple is a poet of pilgrimage. Bread and Purposes is book of poems which traces the contours of a heart set on the need to risk a journey into spiritual health and truth".
"Barbara Lipple's response to the world is heartfelt. It is exciting to read her work; her responses are powerful ... you can enjoy the freshness of a new way of looking at familiar subjects. This is strong writing, beautifully crafted, a confident structural use of rhythm and assonance and rhyme combined with a delightful playfulness of language."
Sue Polites, Studio