Sunday Morning Muse with Book of Poems in Hand and

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if only

every day

 began

with bird song

sun warming my shoulder

coffee cup close by

book of poems in hand, and

purring cat on lap

 

What I am reading this Sunday:

Boyishly, by Tanya Olson (YesYes Books, 2013)– this is an amazing book, winner of an American Book Award, which I just picked up again and could not put down. Again. The preface poem, “Exclude all other thoughts” brings us mouth to mouth with a corpse in a intimate parable of how to keep the dead, dead.  These poems are  full of imagining how to be: how to be “boyish”, how to be in the whale’s belly, how to cross the street; “how hard it is not to buy a tiger”; how to be an “old, old, old” woman; finally, how to die “with a giant wad of love jamming up your heart.” Buy this book. Here. Read it. You won’t be disappointed.

 

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1 Response to Sunday Morning Muse with Book of Poems in Hand and

  1. julenetwe says:

    I have now added this book to my reading list. And today, a Sunday morning I finished reading your book Slight Faith, which is remarkable.

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