WIthout: Poems by Donald Hall

Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Mariner Books (April 14, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0395957656
ISBN-13: 978-0395957653
Poetic Review by: Rodger Lowenthal
every page the pain
of impending loss battles
the elusive shadow of hope
plan and treat
plan and retreat
until the end of options
love sustains
until the end when
sweet memory is all
that remains
Hall exposes his
honest vulnerability
without self-pity
he is ready to move on:
   I lean forward from emptiness
   eager for more emptiness:
   the next thing! the next thing!
              Letter In Autumn
yet there is a presence
he can never relinquish
his house full “of purposeful quiet”
the book an oldie but GOODY
one long love poem teeming
with grace
and acceptance
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.

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