By Nancy Willard
Transporting us from Michigan farm state to the streets of recent York, from a relatives picnic by way of a circulation to snow-covered fields peopled via angels, the poems accrued right here characterize the easiest of Nancy Willard.
Willard’s reward for peeling again daily life to bare whatever magical and wondrous is all over the place in proof the following. traditional timber develop into surreal landscapes “fanning the fireplace of their stars” and “spraying fountains of light.” Poems that includes nice Danes, donkeys, and rabbits demonstrate Willard’s love for all dwelling creatures. “How to Stuff a Pepper” and “A Psalm for working Water” coexist with poems approximately visits from God. The identify poem tells the tale of Willard at seven, whereas “Questions My Son requested Me, solutions I by no means Gave Him” explores the thrill and pitfalls of being a mother.
Offering imagery from legendary goddesses to pumpkin saints to clever jellyfish, those are poems of magnificent mind's eye and style, and should introduce a brand new iteration of readers to Willard’s impressive physique of work.
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