Trapeze These lush rewarding reflections on a woman s passage into midlife are grounded in our intimacy with nature and mortality Deborah Digges now in her fifties looks back in such poems as Boat to see y

  • Title: Trapeze
  • Author: Deborah Digges
  • ISBN: 9780375710216
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Paperback
  • These lush, rewarding reflections on a woman s passage into midlife are grounded in our intimacy with nature and mortality Deborah Digges, now in her fifties, looks back in such poems as Boat to see younger mothers and their children, and ponders her own brilliant, trivial unmooring As she wanders from the garden to the barn and into the woods, she finds her moods miThese lush, rewarding reflections on a woman s passage into midlife are grounded in our intimacy with nature and mortality Deborah Digges, now in her fifties, looks back in such poems as Boat to see younger mothers and their children, and ponders her own brilliant, trivial unmooring As she wanders from the garden to the barn and into the woods, she finds her moods mirrored in the calendar of the seasons, making lush music of the materials at hand and accepting the seismic changes in her life with an appreciation for the incidental scraps of beauty she chances upon.Throughout these luminous poems which touch movingly on the illness and loss of her husband Digges marvels at the brio with which we fling ourselves daringly into the night See how the first dark takes the city in its armsand carries it into what yesterday we called the future.O, the dying are such acrobats.Here you must take a boat from one day to the next,or clutch the girders of the bridge, hand over hand.But they are sailing like a pendulum between eternity and evening,diving, recovering, balancing the air.

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    1. I have a hard time marking poetry books as finished. When you read a novel you know when the story is complete, but poems get stuck in our head, demand to be revisited. Trapeze by Deborah Digges will be one of those oft revisited volumes. Such a magnificent talent for entangling words with mortality and meaning. Boat (p. 18) I recommend to my friend Roxane who took me kayaking for the first time. Trillium (p. 38) takes me back to my days in Wisconsin where meeting the dog's daily needs was somet [...]

    2. Some difficult poems-- I can't say I got all of them-- but a rich and imaginative quality to them. Sometimes the connections were completely obtuse, I wanted to know where they came from, what was the association. "My life's calling," "So light you were I would have carried you," "Telling the Bees," "Gown of Moleskins" and "Raising the wooly mammoth" were among the memorable.

    3. She is a gifted poet, her poems are well-crafted. Still, not many of them spoke to me as I'd hoped. I did really like Lilacs, Trapeze, and Ice Fishermen though. .

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