By Sheryl St. Germain
During this assortment the writer unearths, within the personality of Scheherazade, a metaphor for what it skill to jot down. The poems movement a lot past that metaphor, notwithstanding; they enact a cultured intimacy as terrifying and disturbingly wondrous as Scheherazade's stories. The voices of those poems are deeply woman, whether or not they be these of daughters, enthusiasts or moms; they remind us that the tricky truths of the mind's eye are rooted within the physique. listed here are poems that locate love and redemption in darkness, intelligence and emotion within the erotic. Sheryl St. Germain is a brave, wild, and disciplined poet. during this ebook she faces the erotic, of physique and brain- passionately, accurately, delineating "the harm that's beautiful."- Alicia OstrikerThe voice in those poems is the voice of Scheherazade, and it is familiar with extra essentially than it understands anything that love expressed is the humanizing strength on this planet. With this beautiful staff of poems Sheryl St. Germain homes the voice and knowledge of that historical instructor, civilizer, and lover together with her personal, becoming a member of the corporate of others who've been likewise enchanted-among them Isak Dinesen, John Barth, Isabel Allende.- Darreff BourqueSheryl St Germain's past books contain How Heavy the Breath of God, The masks of Medusa, Going domestic, and Making Bread in the dead of night. She teaches artistic writing at Knox university in Galesburg, Illinois.
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Rainer Maria Rilke The leaves of the sugar maple blanket the dry creek, reds bleeding into oranges and yellows, a mess of melodrama. There is such beauty in dying, I want October to go on doing it. Because of October light shadows grow longer, darker you cannot shake your own, whose sharpness startles you. Like the flowers who linger through this month, you can't believe in the possibility of winter. <><><><><><><><><><><><> The flowers are brave, to bloom now. Curry- colored Maximilian sunflowers grow each flower on top of the last, Page 50 a totem pole of flower faces.
There is such beauty in dying, I want October to go on doing it. Because of October light shadows grow longer, darker you cannot shake your own, whose sharpness startles you. Like the flowers who linger through this month, you can't believe in the possibility of winter. <><><><><><><><><><><><> The flowers are brave, to bloom now. Curry- colored Maximilian sunflowers grow each flower on top of the last, Page 50 a totem pole of flower faces. You have to cut up the stems to separate the flowers.
Germain, 1996 All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Permissions University of North Texas Press Post Office Box 13856 Denton, Texas 76203 Grateful Acknowledgement is extended to the editors of the following journals and anthologies where some of these poems first appeared: The Abiko Quarterly; Breaking Ground; Cream City Review; Five Fingers Review; Louisiana Literature; Massachusetts Review; Negative Capability; New Letters; No Roses Review; OnTheBus; RiverSedge; Spoon River Poetry Review; The Texas Review and A Certain Attitude: Poems by Seven Texas Women.
The Journals of Scheherazade: Poems by Sheryl St. Germain