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Genres: Pop, Christian
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Dianne P. (freebird1985) from WILLMAR, MN
Reviewed on 10/21/2012...
I just LOVE this Michael Card cd!
His soft, bard-like music is pointed as a "double-edged sword" though!
Musically flowing from one song to the next...like a conversation-smooth.
Tim Morgan | Maryland, USA | 04/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Once again, Michael Card's insightful lyrics, and exceptional music have captivated me. I own all of Michael's albums, but if forced to pick a favorite, it would have to be "Poeima". These songs speak of life, of pain, of love, of hope, and most importantly, of the Saviour. From "The Poem of Your Life" to "The Edge" to "Sunrise of Your Smile", Michael uses these songs to weave a rich tapestry that celebrates life's beauty, acknowledges and worships the Creator, and offers hope for the future to those who are in pain. It doesn't get better than this."
Powerful songs, nice Celtic flavor
Phil Wade | Georgia | 07/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a solid, beautiful album with the great melodies and profound lyrics that Michael Card fans have come to expect. The general theme of the collection is community, with a beautiful piece on that subject called "The Basin and the Towel." Card shows his love of Celtic music more vividly in this album with "Lowden's Prayer," "The Edge," and "The Greening of Belfast."
"The Edge" is a song from a time when Card felt he was on the edge of living. It says, "I promise I will always leave the darkness for the light. I swear by all that's holy I will not give up the fight. I'll drink down death like water before I ever come again to that dark place where I might make the choice for life to end." With a haunting melody, the song pledges to cling to life despite the darkness closing in. Because of the song's meatiness and honesty, someone in marketing insisted that Card write a hopeful song to follow it. That's where "Hope" came from; It's Card's least favorite song-thrown together out of necessity, not nutured in love. "Home" is a much more beautiful song of hope and family. Marketing should have held on to that one instead of a new one."