Misterjoo, July 24, 2007 (view all comments by Misterjoo)
I don't know anything about poetry except that it rhymes... sometimes. My premature impression of Good Poems after reading a few of GK's selections so far, 16 to be exact, is a (perhaps far-stretched) sense of the importance of poetry as it pertains to life's seasons. Poems of happiness remind me of the joy of heirloom tomatoes and peaches that cooks and diners alike are now embracing in this summer heat, and they are preserved in mason jars of verse and rhyme to be opened in another season for a much needed reminder of the sun. And so it is with poems of darker themes, the mundane, disappointments and waking up in the morning... how it is so is not quite in my grasp yet, but perhaps with the changing seasons and further reading my thoughts will gain perspective.
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