Arrow Pointing North

Arrow Pointing North

by David Dodd Lee
     
 

David Dodd Lee’s speaker responds to his wife’s debilitating illness and the threat it poses to their life together by immersing himself in Nature’s dark order: “Late afternoons, in the fall, while the children / Chase each other with their paper horses, / ...the bones of digested songbirds / Thud down / Onto soft green beds, pine

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David Dodd Lee’s speaker responds to his wife’s debilitating illness and the threat it poses to their life together by immersing himself in Nature’s dark order: “Late afternoons, in the fall, while the children / Chase each other with their paper horses, / ...the bones of digested songbirds / Thud down / Onto soft green beds, pine needles and moss.” His poems combat physical limitations with a heightening of the senses, and the opening of a symbolic realm: “That landscape of spectral forms / We glide through, silently, unable to speak...”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781884800412
Publisher:
Four Way Books
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Series:
Stahlecker Series
Pages:
68
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.20(d)

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