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Heavy Lead Birdsong
Ryler Dustin's <em>Heavy Lead Birdsong</em> is a collection of love poems--an old man plants orchards in his own chest, angels write messages encoded in boxcar graffiti, and a dangerous car ride through the dead of winter takes us to the Ice Age. Inspired by science and religion, grounded in subtle humor, these poems transcend modern political sorrows to celebrate the kind of human ...more
Paperback, 91 pages
Published August 10th 2010 by Write Bloody Publishing
(first published July 15th 2008)
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First time I read this I finished every poem in one night. By the end, I was in tears while laughing and thinking about my future. Short sotry is you have to read this book. You are missing out. <br /><br />Ryler Dustin in an author for Write Bloody Publishing (.com). Their list of world renowned authors goes on and on. Check out Derrick Browns <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6147181.Scandalabra" title="Scandalabra by Derrick Brown" rel="nofollow">Scandalabra</a> and Anis Mojgani's <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4776753.Over_the_Anvil_We_Stretch" title="Over the Anvil We Stretch by Anis Mojgani" rel="nofollow">Over the Anvil We Stretch</a>.
I found this one day in a friends tent at the Merced Lake High Sierra Camp in Yosemite and took it up a ridge to sun myself. Once I started reading I couldn't stop; his words are magic. The review on the back that said like all good authors he writes truths he has no right to know was spot on. I was so absorbed in his words I didn't even realize my thighs were getting super sunburned. <br />Pick it up if you ever get the opportunity.