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4.40  ·  Rating details ·  5 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Heart-breaking and life-affirming, Wendell Hawken’s WHITE BIRD testifies to the human spirit. This poem sequence, told from the caregiver’s perspective, chronicles a beloved’s cancer from diagnosis to death. The speaker’s farm shifts from background to foreground with its daily chores and animal population, both domestic and wild. With an eye for the transformative in the ...more
Paperback, 74 pages
Published August 1st 2017 by FutureCycle Press
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FutureCycle Press
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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We are the publisher, so all of our authors get five stars from us. Excerpts:


LET ME BE

Let me be your Dusseldorf,
your busy wharf, your hard-mouthed horse

or I won’t be
your dam that bursts.
Honey, let me be your Dusseldorf.

Let me be your no-bake cake,
your tofu steak, your coffee break.

Let me be
your pesky fly, your me oh my
French apple pie

or I won’t be your center aisle,
your wharf at all.

Honey, let me be your juicy steak.

Let me be your Raisin Bran,
your Kubla Khan,
carry water for your Gunga Din,

and I
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Karren
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This collection of poetry tells the story of living on a grass farm as the poet's husband is dying. The poems are beautifully crafted and deeply moving. Sometimes there are poems that are raw and unapologetic but the subject matter has balance and control. ...more
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