- Häftad (Paperback / softback)
- Antal sidor
- Illustrations, black and white
- 216 x 140 x 6 mm
- Antal komponenter
- 127 g
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For Lack of Diamond Years
FOR LACK of DIAMOND YEARS is an idiosyncratic collection of short poems - most under 20 lines - where questions lead the way.
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The poems are a mixed set of free verse, unabashed counting forms like the Hay(na)ku and the Elfchen, and a very minimalist version of John Cage's mesostic form, along with a small number of poems based on colors, and a few that steal freely from traditional American songs.
But at its heart, For Lack of Diamond Years is a quixotic narration between realms of being - from the quotidian into the sometimes numinous, sometimes murky realm of the unknown/unknown, and on into a kind of revamped transcendental. There is a thread of praise that runs throughout - an embrace of the joys and sorrows of thinking and feeling, of love and loss.
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