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The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems Paperback – January 28, 1997
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Ondaatje's witty and elegant poems resemble the whimsical dreamscapes of Rousseau, except that they are tinged with a rueful, sometimes mocking, irony. The poems have the feel of being written in a lonely moonlit kitchen at 2 a.m. in an atmosphere of deeply savored melan
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“Michael Ondaatje’s poems read with the same whimsical precision and authority one finds in his prose. He is the most sensibly ironic writer I’ve read in years, and the most generously disposed. Would that all worlds were this deftly attended.”
“Ondaatje is one of the country’s best, a formidable craftsman and artist.”
–The Whig-Standard, Kingston
“You feel yourself deep inside his mind and heart, and from there you feel the poem dance.”
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My favourite poem is ""To a Sad Daughter" which has a universal appeal. Once, I read this poem to my wife just replacing the poet's daughter's infatuation: ice hockey players with our daughter's hobby. My wife remarked: "Great poem. So you write good poetry too!"
I also like other poems including "The Cinnamon Peeler", "A House Divided", "Women Like You", "Billboards" and "Postcard From Piccadilly Street".
Michael Ondaatje shares his great intimate moments with us including love, his recollection of places and relationships with us. If you want to understand Ondaatje's prose, one must begging with his poetry. For anyone `The Cinnamon Peeler' is an entry into a dark and deep labyrinth painted with human experience. When you come out of it, you'll be a different person.
This book is a one I read over and over again when I'm both sad and happy!