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By Elise Partridge

ISBN-10: 0226647935

ISBN-13: 9780226647937

From methods of Goingfor SteveWill or not it's like paragliding--gossamer takeoff, seedlike drifting downinto a sunlit, unforeseen grove?Or ski-jumping--headlong hovering, ski-tips piercing clouds, crystal revelations dazzling my goggles?. ... Skittery flicker of a glare-weary lizardstartled into the sheltering wings of a leaf, rusting freighter with a brimming holdshimmering onto a red facet. . . .Sad rower driven from

Whether writing poems approximately North American lifestyles and panorama; or love poems; or elegies for friends and family; or poems on critical, debilitating ailment and the adjustments it could effect-- Partridge bargains in Chameleon Hours phrases solid by way of pain and braveness. filled with wit and empathy, Partridge's poems draw notion from resources as whimsical as tortoises and pontoons, as poignant as a homeless girl taking look after inside of a publish workplace on a iciness evening, and as deeply own as her personal melanoma prognosis at a tender age. Chameleon Hours is a ebook in regards to the rewards of being reminded of one's personal mortality and the lyric expression of existence in all its intensity. Read more...

summary: From methods of Goingfor SteveWill or not it's like paragliding--gossamer takeoff, seedlike drifting downinto a sunlit, unforeseen grove?Or ski-jumping--headlong hovering, ski-tips piercing clouds, crystal revelations unbelievable my goggles?. ... Skittery flicker of a glare-weary lizardstartled into the sheltering wings of a leaf, rusting freighter with a brimming holdshimmering onto a purple area. . . .Sad rower driven from shore, i will disappear like circles summonedby an oar's dip. although I burn via to the subsequent surroundings, allow your pricey face be the very last thing I see.

Whether writing poems approximately North American lifestyles and panorama; or love poems; or elegies for friends and family; or poems on severe, debilitating disorder and the variations it could possibly effect-- Partridge deals in Chameleon Hours phrases cast via agony and braveness. choked with wit and empathy, Partridge's poems draw notion from assets as whimsical as tortoises and pontoons, as poignant as a homeless lady taking defend inside of a publish place of work on a wintry weather evening, and as deeply own as her personal melanoma analysis at a tender age. Chameleon Hours is a publication concerning the rewards of being reminded of one's personal mortality and the lyric expression of existence in all its depth

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But the shivering web wouldn’t give way. It had been spun in a couple of hours, wired casually to a flower. The fly writhed above the vetch for half a day. The spinner was nowhere to be found. A woodchuck had ripped the web at dawn, the spider long since skittered on. He’d start a new web, elsewhere, once the sun went down. The glued fly kept flailing. He rubbed his eyes, kicked himself into a tiny ball, a trapeze artist, swung loose, fell— snagged, on the lowest strand. Twirled; hung, as if surprised.

49 • Dislocations During the last hurricane an iguana found only on one atoll was pitched with his comfy palm and swept bobbing over the Caribbean to another landfall, where when he debarked he discovered he was the only one of his kind. The monarch aiming for Mexico winds up in Billings, this bug that inched into a shipment of tires at Galveston is sniffing the Montréal dock with bewildered antennae; you’re a seed snagged in a cat’s whisker, a pollen-nub saddlebagged by a bee that bumbled into an orchid thinking—it had the right markings— it was his beloved.

Our oars left purling circles that blended, blended; blended; began to fade. • 17 • Miss Peters 1900–1967 She strode the parish house in a black cassock— she’d been allowed to become a deacon. Occasionally she’d read the day’s collect, her white hair barely visible over the lectern’s eagle. She wrote Canterbury, arguing for priesthood. “Women can serve the church in so many ways,” the bishop intoned at a diocesan convention. She was put in charge of Christian Education. She chose the angels for the Christmas pageant, got the Altar Guild reading Sir Thomas Browne.

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