Elegant Animals: A Poetic Romp Through the Animal Kingdom

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If you love animals, this is the one encompassing book to have! It covers an astonishing range of creatures, including "A Calliope Hummingbird: Dazzling / A dainty blitz of iridescence / Splintering sunlight into a thousand piercing charms / Flung spinning into the world around / Around / Into a sanctity of xylophonic translucence." At another turn you will find yourself "Suspended in the Ocean: Timelessness / Existence suspended in paradigms of fish / Sound suspended in chords of the neumatic scale / Holy, ...
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Overview

If you love animals, this is the one encompassing book to have! It covers an astonishing range of creatures, including "A Calliope Hummingbird: Dazzling / A dainty blitz of iridescence / Splintering sunlight into a thousand piercing charms / Flung spinning into the world around / Around / Into a sanctity of xylophonic translucence." At another turn you will find yourself "Suspended in the Ocean: Timelessness / Existence suspended in paradigms of fish / Sound suspended in chords of the neumatic scale / Holy, aoristic intonations not voiced / All of it imbued with color / The spectral colors of fish / Fish with neumatic scales, sequins / Set to happen / All at once, overlapping, or not at all / The suspense / Hold your breath, hold your gills / Without time. Within the cold, contingent cosmos / Of the sea." But then life gets going again, including "Quivering, Quaint Quails: Neck-a-neckin', peck-a-peckin' / Dapper topknots and tails / Hob-a-nobbin', bumpin', mobbin' / Whither go the quails." 100 poems in all, as rhythmic and vivid as nature. Read them through to the haunting conclusion, then take your time to savor the whole. Your world will be forever deepened into a more intimate, sensual place.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780977698219
  • Publisher: Eloquaint (TM) Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Pages: 114
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Bairstow is a mother, grandmother, educator and poet. She grew up in rural California, earned a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Davis, and is spending her adult life in New Mexico, where she delights in enjoying the wildlife and the people - and wondering about the rest of you.
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