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Whale in the Woods

4.48  ·  Rating Details  ·  31 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Poetry. Inhabited by spirits, shadows, and ghosts harmonizing from the bleak and muddy bottoms of The Lake the One and Only Lake Blueberry Elizabeth Morningsnow's debut collection of poems, WHALE IN THE WOODS, is a landscape of wild-hearted voices calling to us through passions so profound only Whitman has ever evoked them. Resolved, at first, to a ruined and dissolving wo ...more
Paperback, 92 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Rescue Press
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Melissa
Mar 21, 2013 Melissa rated it it was amazing
I admire the wild abandon of this imagination, and of what poems are and can be in this book, and I love the Lake and the ghosts and all the exclamation points. I am surprised, jolted by these words, over and over again, and yet they remain so sincere, and the stakes are high.

The Most Incredible Thing

I learned how to say hello:
Hello, Mississippi river! Hello silver silver silver gray!
Hello, dog! You are barking wildly at me. Hello!
I felt like Santa Claus or God -- a jolly God,
that is. A pale yel
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Amy
Oct 27, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
A quirky, sad, interesting book, full of lakes & ghosts. The title poem made me want to cry (in the best way); the final poem made me want to gallop around with joy.
Tyler Crumrine
May 05, 2015 Tyler Crumrine rated it it was amazing
Reading these poems made me look up and say "Oh shit" to an empty home.
Opal McCarthy
Oct 27, 2012 Opal McCarthy rated it it was amazing
I can't remember one poetry book I have read recently that has shook, opened, warned and warmed me like this one:

"Although the stars are young/ and merciful/ I am stranded/ in merciless words"

Writing a review for Gently Read Literature winter issue, coming soon.
Isla McKetta
Apr 18, 2013 Isla McKetta rated it it was amazing
I'm so happy to say that this book took me forever to read. The wildly unfamiliar images captivated me and I spent hours absorbing this book.
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Mar 25, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it
Thank you, lake.
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