Any more than a dip
In the Ganges will send
Frogs -or you- to paradise.
A line from Sarah Lindsay : “When bones and flesh have finished their business together”
Though parts were off putting, Daisy Fried won me over with her long poem Torment. Highlights:
- “Discarded newspapers-/ business section, money, real estate, auto-/ sift apart to quartos and folios underfoot.”
- “I keep trying to look not-quite-40/ in a different way than I’m-not-quite-40.”
- “She hands out slight, surprising poems/ apologizes, sips cardboard-container coffee/ in a recyclable sleeve, turns her BlackBerry to vibrate./ It moans like indigestion through class.”
Paul Hoover : The Watchman of Ephraim : + “expert in earth, eager in flesh/ he falls upon me and feasts”
Gottfried Benn : A Shadow on the Wall
And it is vital that everyone read Anna Kamienska’s Notebook selections.