A poetic review by Rodger Lowenthal*.
Metaphor massaged to the cellular level
prolixity of examination snubs face value
abstruse references birth arcane intimacy
archaic language: coracle rubricate flimmer
endure flimflam polymath enchantment
Goldbarth and Hall in all modesty (according to the former
have never done “justice” to death)
who could on a one and goodbye opportunity.
Give cats the 3rd degree on their 9. The universe
has a plausible explanation “from zero to forever.”
Whitman and Williams reviewed in various lights
and if death then first birth Nothing without consequence.
The Five Books of Moses and their role in the many
angled search to understand humanity. Life so
difficult nourished by “bruise and disappointment.”
Playing the middle “error” defines the shape of truth
right between the eyes sums up Goldbarth
en garde we trust. Wait 500 years to enjoy
this expansive synthesizing imagination don’t be
silly. Tomorrow is not soon enough.
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* Rodger Lowenthal is a poet from Eastern Montgomery County Pennsylvania who is known to frequent 3 Sisters Corner Café in Fox Chase. His poetic reviews of books have appeared on line in various literary blogs. He is known to pick up pieces of cigars and Hollywood whenever he can.