Jubilee Author:Kathie Collins Kathie Collins is a writer and associate editor for The BibleWorkbench, a lectionary-based group resource that explores sacred scripture from the perspectives of history, culture, and depth psychology. She holds an M.A. in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute where she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. Collins is also a certified yo... more »ga teacher, women's retreat leader, wife, and mother of five children. Her family also includes two dogs that lovingly guard the household soul. Collins loves classical guitar, all things Irish, and dream work. Indeed, she delights in discovering the archetypal symbols in dreams that are woven into her own waking life and that connect her to the mythological motifs and stories that undergird all of human experience.
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Jubilee announces Kathie Collins' debut as a poet. In poems that embrace mythology and Biblical themes and archetypes, her fresh voice spans generations with a clarity that shines and sings. As if with a bow to the late poet John O'Donohue, she writes "A Blessing for Self-Discovery": "May you walk the dark streets/on which your banished inner harlot works/and find her sauntering/... and know her, for the first time time,/as Aphrodite./... May you waltz the asylum aisles,/calling... for the idiot you have written off." Stunningly measured in its eloquence, "I Saw Three Ships" juxtaposes the pain of betrayal against the backdrop of beauty: three seals- "sleek dark magi" -playing on the pier on an icy Christmas morning. "Like aged Sarah/eavesdropping at the flaps of her tent," the narrator is "reluctant even to sigh..." The jubilee of which Collins writes comes only when on braves the darkness with hope. Bravo!« less