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Come, Thief by Jane Hirshfield
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Mar 13, 2012

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Read from March 12 to 13, 2012

This 2011 book of poems is again full of observations and images that reflect
her Buddhist thought. Some even read as a Zen koan. Some poems are a little
odd or awkward in their syntax as if the thought was riddled with contradiction.
Some of her lines break through though and are highly charged. "As this life is
not a gate, but the horse plunging through it." Hirshfield is always good
reading and this book is no exception. It is a bit harder to read though than
some of her others.

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