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Woman Before An Aquarium

3.33  ·  Rating details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
91 pages
Published by University of Pittsburgh Press (first published 1978)
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Abbi Dion
A Bonnard head, but not in a garden; round,
simple, one ringing globe in the city
of forty times forty golden church towers.
I dreamed that same dream:
you have your singing sisters,
they wear Chinese silk,
their weedy skirts are marbled
like endpapers in a rare book on birds.
They swirl because this is underwater.
We sing in water.
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm glad I read this book after having read her memoir The Florist's Daughter. Knowing something of her life story helped me to better understand some of her poem. It also helps that her poetry is more "transparent" than a lot of poetry I've read.
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Patricia Hampl’s most recent book is The Florist’s Daughter, winner of numerous “best” and “year end” awards, including the New York Times “100 Notable Books of the Year” and the 2008 Minnesota Book Award for Memoir and Creative Nonfiction. Blue Arabesque: A Search for the Sublime, published in 2006 and now in paperback, was also one of the Times Notable Books; a portion was chosen for The Best Sp ...more
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