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Noble Gas, Penny Black

4.38  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Poetry. "Good poets have a thing, a sleight-of-hand which shows itself like this: an image appears in a stanza that's been doing its job just fine, thanks very much, and then with no fanfare something quietly blooms before your reading eye, it blooms or flowers and spreads itself back into the lines behind it and over the lines that are still to come, and the poem moves fr ...more
Paperback, 69 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Brick Books
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Mar 16, 2017 Matthew rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Why are things worse than they've ever been?
Sometimes, distracted by the mind's great grief,
we'd lop our own hand off to stop the pain,
then fidget with the stump so there's never relief.

In the west the pretty sun reddens like a grindstone
and scatters its sparks till the clustered rooftops shine;
but there, in bold crosses, Death flags each door with chalk
for the ravens, and the ravens won't bother to knock.
- This Age, after Ahkmatova, pg. 22

* * *

We left the island.

The ferry's engine beat a deep
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I was particularly moved by the poem about the boating accident.

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