Rabbis of the Air by Phillip Terman

Rabbis of the Air by Phillip TermanPaperback: 100 pages

Publisher: Autumn House Press (June 10, 2007)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1932870156

ISBN-13: 978-1932870152

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Poetic Review by Rodger Lowenthal

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Abundant tenderness brings
A spontaneous smile of appreciation
Gentle longing overlaid on
Questions of understanding
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 Family and inevitable loss
A surge of empathy
An uncloying sadness
Flows easily through these poems
The right words, an appropriate tone
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     “Now that you have decided
      to rejoin the silence, to become
      the window out of which you arrived”
                                               Elegy
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Short poems   long sequences
That teem with love and acceptance
Poems of easy tension that nudge
The reader forward
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     everything contingent
          on its moment
     which is nothing
                          Days of Longing
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Life death in lockstep
Equally celebrated
Here is my story   plain and simple
The pleasures of this book are immense
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Spoil yourself
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rodger-lowenthal-4Rodger Lowenthal is a poet from Eastern Montgomery County Pennsylvania who is known to frequent Ryerss Museum and Library  in Fox Chase. He is a regular contributor of book reviews to FCR and an occasional host at the reading series. He also hosts “Under the Stars”, a poetry and musical quarterly event. 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.
Spoil yourself

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