Friday, March 15, 2013

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Check It Out.

For Poetry Friday -- "Poems in black & white" by Kate Miller.

Miller has created a book around a theme that invites the reader to explore word and image.  The economy of language, set against the elegant simplicity of monotype illustrations, is deceptive and begs for a second and third reading to fully appreciate the depth of thought so artfully conveyed.

The night sky, the glow of moon on snow, a dandelion's "head is filled with/ winged seeds-her fluffy/ cloud-white dreams held/ back like eager children," are each given a special moment.  Cat, cow, crow and fly are a few of  the animals also treated to their moment in the spotlight.  "Dog-eyed" with its accompanying look into a Border Collie's bright eyes, cleverly treats both the black and white vision and coat "... just as grand as / Irish Setter red."
Miller's work is sharp and perceptive -- well worth a look.


Bridget Magee said...

I'm going to look for this book - thanks for introducing me to it. =)

Mary Lee said...

Economy of language...I think I'd like these!

Ruth said...

This looks lovely.

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