By Mary Kinzie
In the collection’s identify poem, Kinzie is going directly to discover her personal romantic griefs along the adventures of T. S. Eliot, “inadvertently engaged on a suntan” as he excursions the desolate tract within the roadster of his American female friend, whose middle he'll holiday. Kinzie’s conviction that sorrow, too, is a sort of ardour permits her to raise poems from shattered options and long-ago losses, every now and then mixing prose and verse in a flamable combination.
Determined to not prettify yet nonetheless expressing clean ask yourself on the good looks we stumble throughout regardless of our shortcomings, Kinzie supplies her bravest paintings but in those new poems.
O God invisible as air
My tears were my meat
because no noxious factor runs with themonly
fragrant naïveté of the reflective noon while
bank herb and wooden flower and water from the pool
can top be gathered
also the knowledge
that those presents are tenuous and that the mouth
and the harp
might quickly be unusual to play
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