Год издания: 2004
Количество страниц: 80
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Book Description In an exquisite and powerful first collection of poetry Carol Guess blends musical language with social commentary. Her poems focus on the lives of women struggling to put words to the unspeakable. Watercolor: Leda The swan nestles his beak between the woman's smallish breasts. His wings curve like orchards, or the broad flaps of planes that seared acres of sky in the early months of the last noticeable war. Returning from the front, a man lays his head between his lover's breasts, listening for the heart nestled among orchards of skin and bone. He lets scars drift from him like petals. He pretends he can forget acres of names . The most noticeable thing in the picture is the quiet of the woman's lips as the bird comes to her, and she pretends she will forget warm breath to breast, beast-touch. But everything returns to haunt, like obscene pictures, like the heart of the swan, beating a...