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Trapeze

4.18  ·  Rating Details  ·  65 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
These lush, rewarding reflections on a woman’s passage into midlife are grounded in our intimacy with nature and mortality. Deborah Digges, now in her fifties, looks back in such poems as “Boat” to see younger mothers and their children, and ponders her own “brilliant, trivial unmooring.” As she wanders from the garden to the barn and into the woods, she finds her moods mi ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published September 13th 2005 by Knopf (first published 2004)
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Laura
Apr 12, 2016 Laura rated it it was amazing
I have a hard time marking poetry books as finished. When you read a novel you know when the story is complete, but poems get stuck in our head, demand to be revisited. Trapeze by Deborah Digges will be one of those oft revisited volumes. Such a magnificent talent for entangling words with mortality and meaning. Boat (p. 18) I recommend to my friend Roxane who took me kayaking for the first time. Trillium (p. 38) takes me back to my days in Wisconsin where meeting the dog's daily needs was somet ...more
Katlyn
Sep 13, 2014 Katlyn rated it liked it
Some difficult poems-- I can't say I got all of them-- but a rich and imaginative quality to them. Sometimes the connections were completely obtuse, I wanted to know where they came from, what was the association. "My life's calling," "So light you were I would have carried you," "Telling the Bees," "Gown of Moleskins" and "Raising the wooly mammoth" were among the memorable.
Janelle
Jan 10, 2014 Janelle rated it liked it
She is a gifted poet, her poems are well-crafted. Still, not many of them spoke to me as I'd hoped. I did really like Lilacs, Trapeze, and Ice Fishermen though. .
Mary
Jan 31, 2015 Mary rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, poetry
Reading the poetry of Deborah Digges is like a meditation, it takes me to another place....
stephanie cassidy
Sep 12, 2011 stephanie cassidy rated it it was amazing
yes, I've come back to you. I think I always will...
Andrea
Aug 21, 2009 Andrea rated it it was amazing
Some wonderful, wonderful poems.
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Lovely and timely(less)
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