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The Last Uncle by Linda Pastan
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Apr 22, 12

it was amazing
Read in April, 2012

I picked up this book because I like the author, a published poet for over 40 years, and I liked the title. Pastan says that "Poetry is a way of seeing... with eyes shut." This woman has eyes open and shut at the same time. I can't begin to conjecture what she does or how she does what she does. What does she "see" with her eyes closed? How does she transform those impressions into words?
Here's a line from "The Muse":

"I search the feathery shapes of clouds hoping to find the shape of a wing."

She has.
I'm getting whiplash from the gusts.
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