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review 2008-11-01 00:00
Review: Bittersweet Kaleidoscope
Bittersweet Kaleidoscope - Bill Mohr

I don't often read poetry, and when I do, it's for an assignment or research, not usually for fun. I picked up this collection for a class with the intention of showing the class what makes "contemporary" short poems effective and unique.

 

A couple of examples:

 

THE ORIGINS THAT MEMORY CONSIDERS

Objects linger when they move,

unaware of the day’s alignment

between your death and mine.

 

BIG BAND, SLOW DANCE

Were you close?” I’m asked, as if grief

Would sting less deeply were we friends

As well as son and father. Further apart

Two men could never meet, though blood bends

Through arteries, veins and capillaries

Summoned into Presense by his pleasure.

Oh that I could have grown more slowly—

Remember being small and cradled like treasure.

What I didn't expect was to enjoy this short collection.

 

 

What I also didn't expect was why I like these poems so much. They're simple in form and clear in their turn of phrase.

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