Litany of the Plants

Litany of the Plants

by J Dan Paquette


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A celebration of all species, centrifuged into verse... Litany of the Plants is an exquisite collection of 52 poems-smug poems, poems expressing gratitude, poems of joy, satire, appreciation, romance, and rebellion-narrated by a variety of voices. These voices include a person near senility, a barroom ranter, a confessor, a clown, a bureaucrat, a racist, and a romantic, while three very different travelers narrate the North Dakota poems. There are consumers of scientific research, the observer of nature, and even a fern that offers an observation about landscape paintings. Written primarily in free verse and rich in slant rhyme and consonance, these poems feature a curiosity about life, science, and the struggle for existence. Flowing like an undercurrent throughout the collection is a celebration of scientific inquiry and its accomplishments...and the joy to be found in the natural world.

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ISBN-13: 9781478760863
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 10/08/2015
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.18(d)

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