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In this remarkable collection--the author's first--Bogin shows grace, certitude, and noble acceptance of life's demands and rewards. Her imagery is disciplined and vivid, communicated in vocabulary and phrasing that are simple yet rich. One of her best poems commemorates the loss of a child: "how pure this absence is,/flaming up gold,/ these wings, these ashes . . . / The little brooks carry you away,/ as if you were substantial,/ as if there were a river/ that could contain you." Whether she is meditating on the soul "with its burden of radiance" or describing the healing tenacity of the heather plant, "the relentless dark blooms/sinking their roots/ into the stone," the amplitude and strength of the poet's vision are evident. Bogin's work, like the wild heather, shows character. Highly recommended.
- Frank Lepkowski, Oak land Univ . Lib . , Rochester, Mich.
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The Breaking Of Camp Of The Visigoth King
The Caught Fish Speaks
Every Street Is A River
Horses In A Field In Belgium
In The North
In These Fields
Inside The Stir
It Was Not A Star
The Kettle Hums
Like A Wound
Once Again The Moon
A Sky Of Dark Furrows
This Is The City Evening
Wild Plums In August
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®
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