Sonnets

Sonnets

by Michael V. Massari
     
 

Forged in the fires of a heady education and sharp intellect, the poems in Michael Massari's 'Sonnets: Darklight & Echoes' ring with the drumbeat of metal on metal--true and straight and balanced. Voices from the ancient world--Io to the Naiads, Antony to Blake--join in conversation with more modern passions and observations ("Even from a cage the moon is special"…  See more details below

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Forged in the fires of a heady education and sharp intellect, the poems in Michael Massari's 'Sonnets: Darklight & Echoes' ring with the drumbeat of metal on metal--true and straight and balanced. Voices from the ancient world--Io to the Naiads, Antony to Blake--join in conversation with more modern passions and observations ("Even from a cage the moon is special"), and the many voices create a chorus of ritual and pleasure and delight in a world felt as much as heard, lived as much as remembered. These are poems over-flowing with sensuous fecundity. --Kyle Torke, PhD. Poets are mad enough, but for a 21st century poet to present readers with a sonnet sequence is to go into territory not for the faint of heart. Something new must be born. In Darklight & Echoes, Michael V.Massari stirs a witches' brew. Using slant rhymes, eye rhymes, true rhymes, & whatever else comes to mind, the sonnets vibrate with strangeness, lines both clear and obscure. I was particularly drawn to lines such as: " . . . . In the shallows a white/ heron wades moonslow, the satin water/ even calm with each step. Quick a flicker/ I never see is death and life in flight". Moonslow is just one exhibit of the rich vocabulary the poet lays before us. Be brave. Give these sonnets a chance. You'll have much to think about. The poems thrive in darklight and they echo. --Prof Louis Phillips

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ISBN-13:
9781934209998
Publisher:
World Audience
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Pages:
122
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

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