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
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published March 16th 2004 by Knopf
(first published 2004)
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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.