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Trapeze: Poems

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  66 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
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published March 16th 2004 by Knopf (first published 2004)
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Mary
Oct 24, 2013 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, poetry
Reading the poetry of Deborah Digges is like a meditation, it takes me to another place....
Laura
Apr 10, 2016 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
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 03, 2014 Katlyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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Dec 30, 2012 Nikki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely and timely(less)
Janelle
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. .
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Some wonderful, wonderful poems.
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