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Some of These Days

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  4 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Robert King's poems ruminate and celebrate, embrace and release, laying moments of insight and feeling on our open palms like fragrant pine needles. The poet leads us from what he calls "first days" (a childhood in Omaha during WWII and then Colorado) to "last days" (wrestlings with mortality) to "these days" in the eternal Now of the natural world. King moves with ease ...more
Paperback, 79 pages
Published May 20th 2013 by Conundrum Press
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Daniel Klawitter
Feb 20, 2014 Daniel Klawitter rated it really liked it
Bob is such a great poet. A really unique perspective combining memory and reflection with a wise, often bitter-sweet voice. I'll just share one of my favorites from this collection:


It is science to see my father's skull-
as he lies in the dim machine next door-
on a screen, faint white, vague black, a pot
of thoughts, whether broken or not, the question,

and another science to see my father's skull,
an X-ray of the grave, the bare old bone
of everyone, jaw's jut, the forehead
May 13, 2014 A. rated it really liked it
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I loved so many of these poems. King writes movingly of his boyhood, the fairly recent death of his father and living in America in these poems. He's a wizard with endings, nailing them more times than not.
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