on April 16, 2000
The Vigil is a wonderfully reflective collection of poetry. I found the poet's insights and speculations about death and love a delight to read. My favorite poem would have to be "Realms," a fun, dreamlike image of the afterlife coupled with a beautiful testament to the strength of the speaker's own love and need for intimacy. Poems such as "Fragment," "Grief," and "Hawk" provide a chilling reflection on the nature of dying. Other poems such as "Money," "In Darkness," and "The Demagogue" force us to stop and think about what we as human beings are doing. I could go on and on about all of the poems contained in this book, but the best advice I can give is, READ IT! You won't be disappointed.