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Solstice to Solstice to Solstice
Against a backdrop of loss and exhaustion, in the searching tradition of Walden, Bluets, and Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, the speaker of Solstice to Solstice to Solstice chronicles the in-breaking of day in a quest to see and to be seared by seeing, to know what can be known, to find truth sturdy as clapboards and joy robust enough to get her through each coming day. Allison B ...more
Paperback, First, 174 pages
Published March 20th 2017 by Alternating Current Press
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I will be the first to admit that I am not a huge poetry lover, especially when it doesn't rhyme. But there were quite a few lines in this that made me keep turning the page to see what she was going to say next. I especially loved the analogies she made of the sun coming up with various things and the way she described the movement of the colors and light was gorgeous.
This is a lovely book of poetry. From observations of nature to the scientific and astronomical explorations behind the workings of each day, Solstice to Solstice to Solstice covers one year of sunrises in poetry. This has lines that make me jealous with rage at their beauty, and some that stop me dead in my tracks. It philosophizes, sometimes waxes poetic, sometimes serves as a Chicken Soup for the Soul, and then comes back around to make you laugh, to tease you with wit, then to pour something ...more