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Paramita, Little Black

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In her first collection of poems, Suzanne Robertson meditates on the nature of intimacy; the connective tissue that binds stranger to stranger, human to animal, soul to landscape, heart to mind. Inspired by the Buddhist paramitas - actions that spark a spiritual sojourn, the poems attempt to both transcend and stay grounded in a conventional universe. Follow the humourous, ...more
Paperback, 60 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Guernica Editions
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Dec 03, 2011 Rose rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: poetry affictionados who like journey/discovery poetry and nature comparisons
"Paramita, Little Black" is a collection of poetry from Suzanne Robertson emphasizing the details of an intimate journey of discovery and enlightenment, and it appears to be a running theme throughout this brief and quickly readable selection. Poetry is one of my first loves in literature, so I was delighted to have the chance to read them.

Robertson has an interesting way of weaving her words and ideas together, with some notable sparks in her writing. There were times that some of the poems did
Jenn (Booksessed)
Apr 14, 2011 Jenn (Booksessed) rated it it was ok

I have mixed feelings about this collection of poetry. The poetry itself was very unique. However it took a long time to get used to Robertson's style of writing, which at times left the meaning of the poems unclear.

It's a great read, but it is definitely one that you will have to take your time with. Robertson's personification of nature is not a novel concept but her ability to couple that writing style with real life scenarios does make her poetry unique and meaningful. She has a wonderful wa
Asrina Maharani
Dec 12, 2011 Asrina Maharani rated it it was ok
Shelves: english, poem, net-galley
It don't have that kind of aura for me. None of the line become a lingering quote that haunt me for days like my other favorites poem. maybe just because I can't related with the topic on the book.

Really lost it. Maybe this is just not for me, although bearing my sister name.
May 05, 2011 Phredric rated it it was ok
Interesting collection of poems, although some are somewhat opaque. The title poem, 'Rosemary' and 'October' stood out for me.
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