Meditation on Woman
by Aline Soules



Anaphora Literary Press, 2011. ISBN 978-1-937-53613-8.
Reviewed by Doris Anne Roop-Benner
Posted on 06/01/2012

Poetry; Nonfiction: Faith/Spirituality/Inspiration

Meditation on Woman is filled with poetry that makes you think about the reality of being a woman. Soules writes about possessions and how we should clear them away; learn how to balance our days to clear a path for our lives; and turn off our brains so we can rest and lighten ourselves in the present.

Women also long to know their roots—she studies, explores, dives deep to find out where she comes from. She wants her descendants to know what she is all about. Her life is filled with memories from the past.

Soules tells about women who plant and nurture their gardens and dream of travelling in the future.

Women sacrifice for everyone—husbands, children, parents, friends—but most of all themselves. And then there's the guilt. When women don't feel that they've sacrificed enough, they feel guilty.

The topics in Meditation on Woman are varied, but the theme is clear—women are complex beings. Read them and see if you relate to any of them.


Aline Soules' work has appeared in journals, e-zines, and anthologies such as The MacGuffin, 100 Words, Literature of the Expanding Frontier, and Variations on the Ordinary. Her books include: The Size of the World (co-published with The Shape of the Heart), Plain View Press in 2005. Poems from her chapbook, Evening Sun, have appeared in such publications as Kaleidowhirl, Reed, Shaking Like a Mountain, and The Houston Literary Review. She earned an M. A. in English, an M.S.L.S. in Library Science, and an MFA in Creative Writing, this last from Antioch University Los Angeles. Visit her blog.

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