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Circling For Gods (Goggles)

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Paperback, 40 pages
Published March 1st 2018 by Eyewear Publishing
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Jackie Law
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Circling for Gods, by Jo Burns, is a pamphlet poetry collection that brings together twenty-one of the author’s works, many previously published in a variety of literary journals.

It opens with The Mid-Ulster Machinery Museum which succinctly evokes the experience of growing up in Northern Ireland during The Troubles.

“And every child knew the meaning of strange words
like denomination and sectarian. And we happily played
Across the Barricades, acting Kevin and Sadie, unaware
that most don’t look und
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jo Burns ends this collection with the line, 'Weave. Weave your life well'.
This line sums up the sophistication and intellect with which Burns writes. I'm not embarrassed to say I had to look up most words within this book!!

My favourite poem, Green Milk, weaves nature and the mountains into a religion:

'But the hymns bursting streams are kaleidoscopic.
If there must be religion, then let this be it '

The collection explores belief systems and Jo takes the reader on a journey around the world. S
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