. . . superbly written, beautifully controlled, and yet continually
freshened by a kind and fresh imagination."
– Robert Bly
"The poems I have known before are as fresh as ever.
The new ones shimmer."
– Pamela Skewes-Cox
I noticed the leaves today, I have been sick
and losing touch, but there they surely were,
falling from crowded trees, playing at sur-
vival, trying to make my brain as thick
as their gatherings, their wrinkled ends, their May,
lying like truthful books the winners burn,
told in a language I will never learn.
My brother has been dead a year today.
I think of all the poems that use the Fall
to euphemize a death, but Jimmy died
this blazing time of year, and all the kinds
of metaphor won't reach the boy I call
and mourn and hunger for, the boy who tried
too well. They are just leaves. Life teaches, art reminds.
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ISBN: 142188609X | EAN: 9781421886091