Poetry Goal 2021: to read a poem* every day.
From the blurb at goodreads.com: These mystical lyrics retell the biblical story of Ha’gar.
So, sadly, I had a review typed and ready and the WordPress Block Scheme ate it. I couldn’t find it, so I am assuming that is what happened.
I gave this collection 3 stars at first and I don’t recall how I came to that rating; I can assume that my appreciation was from a distance, that I didn’t quite connect though I do think I can admire the passion and raw emotion – THAT is what I recall. I also think it had more than just the Old Testament references but parallel’s a Civil War era story.
I gave the book away thinking I had saved a snippet already. So I leave it blank here.
Collection #6 by Jeanne Griggs, Broadstone Books 2021, 56 pages
Note on a postcard of the Santa Monica Pier
We emerge blinking, holding our coats,
into the warmth and exhaust of the
LA freeway, cars queued up to the horizon,
everyone waiting a turn, anxious
for the sight of oranges ripening,
sun setting on the sea, colors we could
only imagine in gray Ohio February.
…From the postcard Jeanne sent me promoting her collection (I was totally thrilled to receive! and ordered the book straight away!!)
*Or more. I’m not tracking, I’m just reading. I’m not limiting this experience to one poem a day – that is only the minimum.
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