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Picture Window: Poems Paperback – January 25, 2005
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Top Customer Reviews
The poems that that work for me are direct with contrasting phrases, like the opening poem "By Heart": "The gossip of swallows, the faint radioed / Reed section of a dance band through an open Window down at the far end of the street". Or "From a Palace Diary"
"My grandfather the wise kind was told by an informed bird -- / A prophetic hoopie ... "The ones that don't work for me, Like Horace Ode II.14, seem intent on loading up with references ... :we have to watch meandering Cocytus and Danaus famous bunch of daughters". Perhaps the poem that works best at combining directness, slightly askew references, and some literary references was "Where it comes from" , with "Searching ever the sources of all the sources,"... and "Any one of our private springs / May be numbered among the most noble fountains / Like one sung of by Horace ... ".