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Valentines by Ted Kooser
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May 21, 2008

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bookshelves: poetry
Recommended for: people who've previously read Ted Kooser
Read in May, 2008

Based on this book's concept (a valentine poem written for the ladies on postcards every year) and the topos (courtly romance in a modern setting), I don't know what I expected--but this wasn't quite it.

The poems are quiet and thoughtful, sometimes you have to re-read them a few times to see their romance. Sometimes you understand right off the bat. It was a good addition to my Ted Kooser reading, but I'd recommend starting off with Braided Creek before reading this.

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