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By David Meara

Lucid actual element and track at each turn.Many of the poems in Noble fuel, Penny Black discover the topic of departure and arrival, an ongoing subject matter in David O’Meara’s paintings. Travel—being among locations, in stations and airports and surprising cities—creates a mental, emotional house rife with reassessment, the place the person dwells at the same time sooner or later and some time past. whilst, O’Meara imbues the family with the same compelling transience, in poems on love and present occasions, the place "History’s narrowed eye" roams over landscapes "felt / yet by no means held, like wind over water." O’Meara supplies us lucid, actual aspect and track at each flip, and is entangled sufficient with the area to make us ache:Through the candid gloom of the bar I watch youmourning there one of the faces, a corridor of mirrorslit with tales and clumsy stabsat humourwe desire will body and clarify a existence. I holdmyself in a funky get rid of, obdurate over beers.Wanting, occasions like this, to be like you.In tears.– from "After the Funeral""Good poets have a specific thing, a sleight-of-hand which indicates itself like this: a picture seems to be in a stanza that’s been doing its task simply wonderful, thank you greatly, after which with out fanfare whatever quietly blooms ahead of your analyzing eye, it blooms or flora and spreads itself again into the strains in the back of it and over the strains which are nonetheless to return, and the poem strikes from its earlier mode into the type of position which stable poets intuit has to be accessible yet however usually fail to notice, simply dont get the syllables correct… [There are] traces from Noble fuel, Penny Black, the place the syllables are, allow me incautiously say, near-perfect…"– Don Coles

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