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    • 252 pages
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    • 252 pages
  • Keywords
    • life and death,
    • nature poems,
    • aging and growing older,
    • New York,
    • Hebrew holidays,
    • mother-daughter relationships,
    • Jewish-American

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Knickerbocker Harmonies
A Collection of Jewish-Themed Verse
by Barbara Hantman

KNICKERBOCKER HARMONIES guides the reader on a journey that involves the last precious years when love of an aged parent is possible. A stop is made to examine the companionship and comfort of a romantic relationship in the life of a single senior citizen. Pride in one's religious heritage is encouraged and reinforced with poems derived from the Old Testament and Jewish holidays. The book culminates with a heartfelt, patriotic rendition of William Blake's "Jerusalem" -- this time set in America ("New Jerusalem"). Love of nature and neighborhood are also part of the voyage the reader will experience. Ride along as the salt and pepper haired versifier shares wisdom gleaned by a life not without its challenges!

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Barbara Hantman, Queens College, CUNY Phi Beta Kappa and veteran of challenging high school teaching placements in New York City, has written a final opus to guide the gray-haired as they retire to the "Life of Riley." Mother-daughter relationships and the loss of a beloved Matriarch are poignantly depicted in "Mama Waxing and Waning." Senior love is shown to be a "unicorn gem." The beauty of New York State -- not to be underrated -- is captured in "Knickerbocker Nature." Old Testament roots are lauded in "Call of the Lordly Tribe" and "Cycle of Sacred Time." How better to end KNICKERBOCKER HARMONIES than by expounding the adored, shared American values reflected in a chapter entitled, "The Patriot's Mindset"?


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