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Trapeze Trapeze

4.24 of 5 stars 4.24  ·  rating details  ·  62 ratings  ·  6 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 hermoods mirr ...more
ebook, 72 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Knopf Publishing Group (first published 2004)
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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.
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. .
Reading the poetry of Deborah Digges is like a meditation, it takes me to another place....
stephanie cassidy
yes, I've come back to you. I think I always will...
Some wonderful, wonderful poems.
Lovely and timely(less)
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