Blackbird and Wolf
Henri Cole
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Blackbird and Wolf: Poems
Henri Cole
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
80 pages
March 2007
rated 4 of 5 possible stars

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Blackbird and Wolf: Poems is the sixth book of Henri Cole poems. Cole's observations, feelings and perceptions of life, nature, animals, and self-identity reflect his personal journey through life and situations.

"Crossing my ankles, I watch the day vibrate around me, watch the geraniums climb toward the distant mountains where I was born, watch the black worm wiggling out of the window box, hiding its head from the pale sun that lies down on everything purifying it. Lord teach me to live. Teach me to love. Lie down on me.”
The simple free verse allows us to easily feel the emotion, relate to the introspection, and understand the declarations. I enjoyed the light airy feel and the personal recollections of Cole’s parents and his connection with nature and self-introspection.
"My father lived in a dirty-dish mausoleum, watching a portable black-and-white television reading the Encyclopedia Britannica, which he preferred to Modern Fiction."

"On the path to the water, I found an ugly weed growing between rocks. The wind was stroking it, "My weed, my weed."
A book for poets who like the freestyle form or non-poets looking for subtle prose with grounded meanings, this light read with heavy interpretation and a simple breath of fresh poetry waits for us to inhale.

Henri Cole resides in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the author of Middle Earth (FSG, 2003), a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and The Visible Man (FSG, 1998). He is also the recipient of the Berlin Prize (1999) and Rome Prize in Literature (1995).

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at © Wayne Adam, 2007

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