Roses for the Most High by Ronnie SmithPRESS RELEASE — St. Louis, MO   

Plenus Gratia Publications is pleased to announce the latest review by Epic Fehl Reader (EFR) 

More praise for Roses for the Most High:  

Smith’s poetry style appears to favor the quintain style in AABA pattern. Smith’s rhythm has the lyrical mimicry of odes of classic poets. While theology obvious plays quite a strong role in this collection, there is also heavy emphasis on the role of nature. Having completed 1000+ flights over Antarctica, it’s no surprise that some poems clearly have an “icy” inspiration, such as “Saint Francis of Assisi” or “Saint Bridget of Sweden“, “Ritual“, even the straightforward “Polar Exile“. There are also a few nods to desert environment.
“Roses on Devotion Road” beautifully captures the sense of wonder and epiphany that tends to occur somewhere on the road of spiritual enlightenment.

Recommended for anyone immersed in their own journey to personal spiritual understanding, having a desire to seek communion in all its forms. 

— Epic Fehl Reader Reviews

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Roses for the Most High by Ronnie SmithPRESS RELEASE — St. Louis, MO – December 18, 2018

Plenus Gratia Publications is pleased to announce the second edition of Roses for the Most High is set to publish after Christmas. Check your favorite online bookseller.

Praise for Roses for the Most High:

“This booklet of poetry is as rewarding as it is challenging. To start with, it helps to know that much of the imagery stems from years of flying over the ice caps of Antarctica, but the energy propelling the reader comes from the mysticism of the saints and the Holy Spirit. The first reading (of this book) is merely an appetizer inviting the reader to return flights into ever-deeper prayer experiences. It is truly a work to be treasured and revisited often”

— Most Reverend Robert J. Hermann, Bishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of Saint Louis

 “The technical brilliance of the poems, while stunning, is even less remarkable than their mystical and contemplative content. Each poem is like a carefully polished jewel that refracts light in unexpected and beautiful ways; to examine these gems slowly is to learn something of contemplation itself. Mr. Smith has produced a work that will surely inspire other poets to greater excellence and other souls to look on God and His creation with new eyes”

— Sister Maria Battista, Order of Discalced Carmelites [OCD]