Tuesday, February 22, 2022

In the Forest

A couple photos taken along the Macleay trails in Forest Park.

Photo of trees

Photo of a creek running through a forest

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Saturday, February 12, 2022

The Wilderness by Sandra Lim

The Wilderness by Sandra Lim

The Wilderness by Sandra Lim is a volume of poems that was published in 2014. It was the winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize in 2013. Lim’s voice is unique and beautiful, and her writing is thoughtful and engaging. I enjoyed puzzling over the meanings of many of her poems.

Here are a few of my favorite lines from The Wilderness:

In "Amor Fati" Lim writes, "Inside every world there is another world trying to get out, and there is something in you that would like to discount this world."

I found the following lines in "The Vanishing World" to be particularly meaningful and beautiful: "When I come to the right place, I believe I'll paint a door on it and walk right through."

Her poem "Certainty" had a profound sentiment on poetry: "A poem may hold the unwieldy pieces of the earth together with a whole heart; a poem may cut that heart to lace."

Purchase and read books by Sandra Lim:

The Wilderness by Sandra Lim The Curious Thing: Poems by Sandra Lim Loveliest Grotesque by Sandra Lim

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

On remembering

A poem about remembering by Ingrid Lobo

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