‘Embodiment’, by Dinah Livingstone

Review by Frank Regan

The very last line of this celebratory collection of poems reads, ‘Thank you, Life!’ The fact that the poet puts the ‘L’ in uppercase suggests that she wants to personify life, to make it a person with whom one can relate. In the mystical vision of Saint John Jesus calls himself the Life. His most beautiful words are: ‘I have come that you might have life and have it abundantly.’

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