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N my mind where everything else mustsurround them must see the burr and the barb of themThere is courtship and there is hunger I supposethere are grips from which even angels cannot flyEven imagined ones Luciferin luciferaseWhen I am tired of only touchingI have my mouth to try to tell youwhat in your arms is not erasedThis is poetry of a rare fine delicacy Its very modesty testifies to a great ambition to overcome by the uietest of means Donald Justic It feels strange rating this book which was written by my high school English teacher so I won't I can only say I really enjoyed reading this collection and I think I'll read it again sometime

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Granted By Mary SzybiUsing natural biblical and classical imagery these poems explore the difficulties of faith and love particularly the difficulties of their expression their performance Moving between dramatic and interior monologue and moving through intersecting histories the ambiguities of inwardness and the eros of wakeful existence these poems search for relationships with self others the world and God that are authentic however uirky or strangeThis is poetry of a Some of these are positively liturgicalSometimes it's too hard with words or dark or silenceTonight I want a prayer of high rouged cheekbones and light a litany of back lit figuresAnd the prayer will not be crowdedour goodness will not matter in a prayer so light so empty it will floatA collection to savor This one's a keeper

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EBOOK ò EPUB Granted By Mary Szybist ä 9781882295371 FREE à Using natural biblical and classical imagery these poems explore the difficulties of faith and love—particularly the difficulties of their expression their performance Moving between dramatic and interior monologue and moving through intersecting histRare fine delicacy Its very modesty testifies to a great ambition to overcome by the uietest of means Donald JusticeIn Tennessee I Found a FireflyFlashing in the grass; the mouth of a spider clungto the dark of it the legs of the spiderheld the tucked wings closeheld the abdomen still in the midst of callingwith thrusts of phosphorescent light When I am tired of being human I try to rememberthe two stuck together like burrs I try to place themcentral i It is rare to have a poet so vividly so unmistakeably so symbolically go after some hard truths Namely what we long for in love and how our lives of passion actually play out and what patterns we get trapped in If one doesn't make early naive mistakes and we all do then we are still left with relationships that don't always make us whole nor strong independent people Yet there is longing there are idealsthere are wonderings about the machinations of heaven Here is Monologue to Be Spoken by an ArchangelSnow snow of Our LadyKnow the lambhas dropped into sleep numbstiff as a courtier the lambHands indicating the motions of wavesis not with youA long time passesand Our Lady growsdistressingly simple caughtbeneath stones her whitebruises Who hasIndicating the eyesnot been God's thief?disappearsOur Lady is dizzyill among sparrows Sheis stripped and salts herselfWhen she cries she criesout toIndicating absenceWhohas not been God's wife?I found Szybist's style to be daringly abstractsymbolic making the language lush and colorful and the messages behind the words emotionally powerful Her commentary is about the world than her own efforts and responsibilities but in her stories we find a call for higher existences here on earth for expectations that love can mean than it ever has A creative revealing voice