The Piercing: Poems Christine Garren

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The Piercing: Poems  by  Christine Garren

The Piercing: Poems by Christine Garren
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The Piercing celebrates the here and now while endorsing a deep faith in the necessity of the imagination. In response to life in a literal world, Christine Garrens lyric poems ignite belief in exhilaration. Ordinary settings -- a park, a pond, aMoreThe Piercing celebrates the here and now while endorsing a deep faith in the necessity of the imagination.

In response to life in a literal world, Christine Garrens lyric poems ignite belief in exhilaration. Ordinary settings -- a park, a pond, a littered vacant lot, an attic room -- through Garrens eyes reveal something extraordinary. For example, in February Snow, the poet surveys a winter scene through the windows of various rooms and reflects how Sometimes it is beautiful, in some of the minutes / then ordinary again -- /...

that feeling / of air in the midst of burial. In The Well, she writes of reaching an impasse in a relationship: The exhilarating life is finished. We must accept it / this late afternoon and move / back into the rational world. Spare, quiet, visual distillations of the physical and emotional dimensions of the moment define The Piercing with a driving energy at once delicate and fierce.Small piercing as if in the earlobeyour leaving caused. Air is filling it now, time fills it,the view through these windows fills the tiny hole.The people on the street, the manic father,the other father carrying his child in pink -- thismillimeters width opening is for a decade to fit through.Look, there you go.

There I go -- there our landscape goes as ifthrough a fantastical roofs hole, the shingle pulled off, the nail off --our death isflying over the city.-- The Piercing



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