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Rock Dove by Pamela McClure
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Jun 07, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: poetry
Read in November, 2008

I quickly read her book before I had the privilege to see her read some of her work and wasn't disappointed with "Rock Dove". Nature was a constant theme, and the poems were solid with image and clarity.

The little gems that I gathered from it:

"sand brushed clean the bones I saved under moss./I tried to hold you back. You knew to cross." from Elegy

"the hand-sized moth lays/eggs then dies, its wings/lost in leaf litter/and dust." from Solo Grief

I got a little smile from the scarab/mummy love in "Little Scarab Ode".

I really enjoyed "Circle".

"Forsythia, you are the first to tongue/the cold, despite the fear of being stung." from Rosemary Avenue

Bottom line: I look forward to owning this book in the future.

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