By Marilyn Singer
Contributor note: Illustrated by means of Meilo So
Publish 12 months note: First released in 2002
This provocative choice of poems levels from such lofty matters as an astronaut’s view of Earth to the burrows of worms and little creatures in the earth, “where i attempt to tread softly: a quiet massive leaving basically footprints at the roof.”
Marilyn Singer’s lilting unfastened verse deals visible photographs that supply us clean new insights and admire for the strong energy of volcanoes, fens, islands, deserts, dunes, and normal failures. Singer’s simply obtainable poems additionally comprise a few of the lighter moments of youth, corresponding to sliding on ice and taking part in in dust. Meilo So’s specified india ink drawings on rice paper offer a particularly good-looking show off for those buoyant nature poems.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Contributor be aware: Illustrated via Meilo So
Publish yr notice: First released in 2002
This provocative selection of poems levels from such lofty topics as an astronaut’s view of Earth to the burrows of worms and little creatures in the earth, “where i attempt to tread softly: a quiet titanic leaving merely footprints at the roof. ”
Marilyn Singer’s lilting loose verse bargains visible pictures that supply us clean new insights and recognize for the strong energy of volcanoes, fens, islands, deserts, dunes, and ordinary failures. Singer’s simply obtainable poems additionally comprise a number of the lighter moments of youth, resembling sliding on ice and enjoying in dust. Meilo So’s specific india ink drawings on rice paper offer a particularly good-looking show off for those buoyant nature poems.
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