Archive for 20 April 2012

“I can’t help but sense a clear mind behind the words working to deliver a clear message.”

The always thoughtful David Allan Barker of Nouspique has posted a review of Peg Duthie‘s Measured Extravagance which says, in part:

A life lived within the measure of its confines is no life at all, but a life lived with extravagance becomes more than the sum of its years. So we have, in “Extravagance”, another mother, like the clipped mother we already met, but she surprises us:

And yet, on the Fourth of July,
the flashiest, wickedest rockets
arrive in a wrinkled paper bag:
as they soar, whistle, and burn,
flinging sparks across the night,
Mrs. Dianna stands in the yard,
her face alight. Such a feast.

Just as fresh insight can burst from the traditional forms of poetry, so life can burst its limits with moments of wonder and delight that suspend us in time.

  • ISBN 978-1-937794-14-9 (epub) is available for iPad, Nook, etc. at Barnes & Noble, Goodreads and kobo.
  • ISBN 978-1-937794-12-5 (mobi) is available for Kindle on Amazon (US, UK, DE, FR, IT, ES).
  • ISBN 978-1-937794-13-2 (pdf) is available at Smashwords.

20 April 2012

Couplets – April 20

I missed these entries from yesterday’s Couplets roundup:

Here are today’s entries:

20 April 2012


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