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By Connie Voisine

The poultry is Her Reason

There are a few our bodies that emerge

                                                       into hope as a god

rises from the ocean, emotion and

                           reminiscence grasp like dripping clothes—this

                wish is like

                                      getting into that heated red


on the mouth of a Delacroix lion,

                stalwart, regularly that red

                             which makes

my enamel pain and my pores and skin feel

          a hand that hasn't ever touched me,

                                       the tree groaning outdoors becomes

                         a guy who knocks on my bed room window,

edge of crimson on gold fur,

                          the pony, the wild

flip of its head, the rake of claws

                           throughout its again, the unfocussed,

                                                                      swallowed eye.


Rare excessive Meadow of Which i would Dream is a e-book haunted via the afterlife of medieval theology and literature but grounded in particularly sleek quandaries of wish. Connie Voisine’s woman audio system reverberate with notes of Marie de France’s tragic heroines, yet while Marie’s poems are areas the place women’s longings speedy bloom and die in captivity—in towers and dungeons—Voisine makes use of narrative to droop the move of storytelling. For Voisine, poems are events for philosophical wanderings, prolonged lyrics that revolve round the binding and unbinding of wish, with lonely audio system suffering from the impetus of short of in addition to the need of a love affair’s finish. With fluency, intelligence, and deeply felt emotional acuity, Rare excessive Meadow of Which i would Dream navigates the heady intersection of obsessive love and searing loss.   


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