Monday, August 5, 2013

Review of Dream-Shuttle

Poem after poem in this book "connects." Each lucidly manifests what E.M. Forster called for in novels: 'Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its highest.' the poetry and the passion, the world around us in our shared vigor and transience, is embodied in Carolyn Gelland's poems. One, of many, is her "Dream-Shuttle":

I stare through the looking glass
of my apartment window
after dusk.
The door's the key,
opening up
'Now I've got it' till
mirrors drain
the room into a coma
where you hear
the living room talk about you dead,
the way the dead wish we
were different.

- Henry Braun

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