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The Lily Will

4.71 of 5 stars 4.71  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Oblique, intelligent, and sad, THE LILY WILL introduces readers to a voice beautifully sustained through compressed lyrics and long, meticulous sequences. The geography of this book is one of thistles and ice, love flashed with fear, and frail bodies seeking safety in heavy weather. In its warped miniatures (here an eye, there a red leaf, seen distended through iced glass) ...more
Paperback, 76 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Rescue Press
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Oh I don't know a lick about poetry. But I like: "My self less fruit than flower./ Less food/than herb." Also:

I saw an icicle fall from the gutter
and land in a leafless tree,

and on the house-roof
a spot of melt
shaped like a busted top hat.

"A spot of melt"! Isn't that delightful?
Carrie Chappell
Sections III and IV were my favorites. Really liked "Nested Cycle" and "Not to Stay Coiled."
Jan 06, 2012 Mia rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: poetry
"The gnat rides
a shaft, dark
of gnat heart."
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