- Paperback: 94 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 1, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1512361127
- ISBN-13: 978-1512361124
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,358,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Warp and Weft: Tanka Threads Paperback – September 1, 2015
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From the first poem, throughout the entire work, Strange’s mastery of the metaphor stands out. It makes one catch one’s breath and reread each poem. Her calculated and economical word use, enables her to paint haunting pictures of places, people, and nature. The poet transports her reader along the paths and cycle of life, of love, of loving, of growing old and getting sick. It’s also about family and loss and acceptance.
Strange’s Tanka verse is imbued with latent joy, pleasant self-discovery, and many a hidden tear.
Several poems stand out, to mention but a few: The scent of you – “she is a dried rose in an empty vase…” Sanctify – “…I never knew there were so many graceful ways to die…” Memory’s drawer – “…I planted in her mind’s wilted garden…” At your feet – “…feed me words from your quicksilver tongue…” And so much more!
What a refreshing read!
I have selected five examples that will draw you into Debbie’s world of being open whilst being touched by a turbulent world.
those silent/bones of words/that mean goodbye/the distance between us/further than the crow flies
she hides/the family photographs/in memory’s drawer/at our next visit/ we find ourselves missing
ballerinas/rehearsing in the park/I never knew/there were so many/graceful ways to die
she is a dried rose/in an empty vase/an untouched bed-tray/a ghost/no one visits
rosemary from/your bridal bouquet/and funeral wreath/the scent of you/lingers on my hands