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Song and The Orchard
Categories: 20th Century, 21st Century, American, Women
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Paperback (128 pages)
(Pub. Feb 2008)
Rain. Rain from Baltimore. The ballroom floor
Is lit. See the gold sheen on the over-
Whelmed grasses? See the starched ruff of the hedgerow?
And the dancers are dressing. They tease
Their toes into shoes. Tease their breath into stays:
Stay the moment. Stay the luck.
from 'A Live Dog Being Better than a Dead Lion'
Brigit Pegeen Kelly creates a magical landscape of sound-patterns, myths and surreal encounters, celebrating the mystery and surprise of creation. She is one of the best-loved poets writing in the United States today, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry.
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