Library Journal - Library JournalThompson's poetry clarifies the meanings of love``let's/ give it a name, savage/ and serene, and call love/ marriage out of season.'' Sensitive to fragile human associations, she registers ``the cumulative/ pain of love that goes/ untended for years'' and depicts those autumnal moments when we doubt ourselvesa funeral, the passing of girlish dreams, even birthdaysfor what are they ``but the impulse to charge each shadow/ with a humid significance?'' Here, Thompson gives us a tender family portrait of those whom her imagination embraces, ``faces forever within my reach.'' Recommended. Frank Allen, Assoc. Dean, Continuing Education, Allentown Coll., Center Valley, Pa.
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