I’m hosting Poetry Friday! This is my first time, so I’m putting this up on Thursday night in case something goes horribly awry.
|Black Stars in a White Night Sky is a poetry collection of the kind not much published today. There’s no strict theme, and the poems are wildly different. Some are philosophical, some are nature-inspired, and many are silly. The unifying thread is simply that one person wrote all of them. You couldn’t begin to tie this book into a curriculum (not that that’s a bad thing), and I’m not quite sure how to sum it up, except to say that I’m really enjoying it, much more than I expected to at first glance. I admit I like to know what I’m getting into. In this book, you simply have to trust the poet and wade in. I’m not sorry I did.
Here’s one lovely poem:
Just look at it:
this bare gray hill
And here’s a sample of the silliness:
Eat a Duck
Eat a duck, quack-quack,
eat a duck, quack-quack,
when you’re hungry and you really need a snack,
When you’ve fizzled and you’re knackered
and they’re calling you a slacker,
there’s nothing like a quacker on a cracker.
–JonArno Lawson, all rights reserved
For more thoughts about this collection, please see Lisa Chellman’s review at Under the Covers here.
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