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Violet Transparent

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  3 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Unflinching, elegiac, and sometimes fueled with invective, Violet Transparent examines loss in both the natural and human landscapes. Anne Coray does not shy away from political or environmental commentary, but she knows when to pull back and let the poem be a poem. This collection dares to follow in the footsteps of luminaries like W. S. Merwin and William Heyen, poets wh ...more
Paperback, 102 pages
Published December 11th 2010 by Futurecycle Press
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ARCHITECTS OF AIR

Here is the pitch and swirl of winter:
the raw north wind, the bloodless thorn.
Water in its wake churns to jagged slate,
snow keels upward from the mountains.

I’m staying in. No sense shouldering out
against this weather, when my cabin,
my quiet ship—built of two-by-sixes
and twelve-inch siding—grants me cover.

Best time to take custody of love,
having all I need, though never all
I want. Husband, give me your hand.
What we have left to build with

isn’t wood, but air—
this spac
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