By Bruce Bond
Blending humor and pathos, Bond examines the absurdities of up to date lifestyles: “The sleek air so choked with phantom wires, / challenging to inform the hooked up from the burdened / who yak out loud to their beleaguered angels.” At different occasions, his intricately crafted lyrics weave jointly delusion and heritage to discover many of the roles track and paintings play within the human event, as while Bond’s poems meditate on Orphean subject matters, descending to the underworld of loneliness, commercialism, or demise and rising with demanding (and hard-won) truths.
Addressing commonly ranging topics—from a retelling of the tale of Artephius, the fabled father of alchemy, to a meditation on a manner ad’s wind machine—Bond’s voice is usually penetrating in its exam, but thinking about within the face of good looks, conjuring for the reader a global the place track has “the energy / to maneuver stones, now not some distance, yet some distance enough.”
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