Urania✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ Urania By Ruth Pitter ✸ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk PRE ISBNPoems selected fromA Trophy In Arms 1936The Spirit Awakes 1938andThe Bridge 1945 the selection published as Urania comprising the poems that at this stage of her career the poet considered her PRE ISBNPoems selected fromA Trophy In Arms The Spirit Awakes andThe Bridge the selection published as Urania comprising the poems that at this stage of her career the poet considered her best. Wikipedia accessed 07 Apr 13 gives “Urania pron jʊˈreɪniə; Greek Οὐρανία; meaning 'heavenly' or 'of heaven' was in Greek mythology the muse of astronomy and a daughter of Zeus by Mnemosyne and also a great granddaughter of Uranus Some accounts list her as the mother of the musician Linus by Apollo and Hymenaeus also is said to have been a son of Urania She is often associated with Universal Love and the Holy Spirit Eldest of the divine sisters Urania inherited Zeus' majesty and power and the beauty and grace of her mother Mnemosyne” This book comprises Ruth Pitter’s own selection of the ‘best’ from her three volumes of serious verse – “A Trophy of Arms” “The Spirit Watches” and “The Bridge” In the poems collected into this book there is indeed a tangible breath of heaven an apt out of worldliness verging even on the mythical; doubtless formed and engendered through the unenviable experiences of a war to end all wars closely followed by total war Ruth Pitter’s lines are all the stronger for the discipline of metre and rhythm that she imposes at that time hopelessly unfashionably upon and within her strong and visionary verse Much in this book though serious and at times decidedly sombre relates the uplifting sense of hope and joy to be found in the human condition That makes for both a chaste and thoughtful yet deeply satisfying and compulsively compelling read best read aloud Her good friend CS Lewis greatly admired her work She in turn acknowledged her spiritual debt to him Pitter like Lewis was an outright traditionalist; my heart warmed to discover on accessed 07 Apr 13 that as a friend of the parents of George Orwell she had assisted the young George in finding lodgings in London in 1927 The theology and rhythm of the Church of England’s 1662 Book Of Common Prayer clearly became an inseparable part of Ruth Pitter’s very being as it has for others in generations past and present “Heaven is stillness motion hell” “Weeping Water Leaping Fire” and “All was as it had ever been – The worn familiar book” “Sudden Heaven” I warmed to and rejoiced at such evidence of Pitter’s independence of mind; her refusal to follow the Zeitgeist If only there were like her todayIn summary An unexpected gem of a find