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Black Sabbatical: Poems

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“Reading these absolutely terrific poems, with their southern colloquial drawl and sober Buddhist insight, is a bit like having a sage old sleepy tiger purr in your ear while you lie at the edge of the swamp in back of Billy-Joes's pickup truck.”—Dazed & Confused Magazine

“Sustaining, inspiring, even rescuing.”—Will Oldham, musician

“A true beast of a man with insight an
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Paperback, 96 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Sarabande Books
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Schuyler
May 11, 2010 Schuyler rated it really liked it
You've gotta read these poems aloud to yourself if you really want to appreciate them. Well, that's probably true for most poetry, but the sound in these just struck me as particularly awesome. Because silently reading these in your brain voice, you can't hear the slant rhymes and the rhythm and the music of things.

Nod to Micah for the gift. I thank thee.

-Whippoorwill-

We must select
the silences we live by
and I won't let this be mine.
So resume your idiotic
song, and mitigate
this nothingness. Help
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Shelves: poetry
Poems that kick you in the heart with beauty. Or something like that, only more eloquent.
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