Deborah Digges Vesper Sparrows

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Vesper Sparrows

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A sense of time, proportion, a sure voice, characterize this book by a writer whose language guilelessly eases us into her transformations, her steady observations. "The afternoon went sunblind as an old grief." In thirty-four poems, five with birds at their centers, the ordinary and banal become the subjects of "actual" poetry and music. Digges sees beautynot arbitrarilyin the sparrows who ride "light's poor spine to earth, to touch down in gutters, . . . just outside Bellevue's walls." In other poems she celebrates human nesting and survival instincts with imagery of startling juxtapositions (of birds who steal anything to make their neststhe cut hair of sailors, the cleanings of hairbrushesand disappear into "trees above the sea"). A strong first book. Rosaly DeMaios Roffman, English Dept., Indiana Univ., Pa.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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The Alphabet Of The Air
Ancestral Lights
Boxelder Rocker
Brides Of Christ
Bums
Coal-stars
Crimes
Custody
Darwin's Finches
Descent Of Man
The First Day Of Summer
For Sylvia Plath
For The Daughters Of Hannah Bible Class Of Tipton
Gulls Island
I Begin To Believe We Are Born For Some Things
In Exile
Laws Of Falling Bodies
Leap Years
The Leaves
The Man In The Circle
Milk
Mimosa
The New World
Orangutan Means Orange Man
Painting By Number
Stealing Lilacs In The Cemetery
Stephen's Birds
To A Milkweed
To S.
The Transmigration Of Souls
Trees Walking
Vesper Sparrows
We're Making Stars
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

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