Friday, April 16, 2010

Crossing Stones SPOILER

It's "Staring at Me" on page 78. Not only do I love the actual holes in this poem and how loud those blank spaces are, how much they say with their nothingness, but when I first read this, I thought Ollie was lying on a battlefield, dying, then near the end, you get the first full line, the first full thought, and it's the nurse's voice saying That's right--you're getting better. At least not any and it's a relief because you know he's alive and it's a relief because it's a full line and eases the tension and discomfort of the poem, and it just works on so many levels.


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