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.