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Signs & Wonders Signs is a noun as in DO NOT DISTURB Wonders as in with furrowed brows , a verbThe couplet that leads into Charles Martin s fifth collection of richly inventive poems suggests that the world is to be read into and wondered over The signs in this new work from the prize winning American poet of formal brilliance and darkly comic sensibility are as stark as the one on a cage at the zoo that says ENDANGERED SPECIES, as surprising as those that announce the return of irony, and as enigmatic as a single word carved on a tombstone Renowned for his translations of Ovid s Metamorphoses and the poems of Catullus, Martin brings the perspective of history to bear on the stuff of contemporary life [PDF / Epub] ☉ Book Lover Author Jennifer Kaufman – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk a verbThe couplet that leads into Charles Martin s fifth collection of richly inventive poems suggests that the world is to be read into and wondered over The signs in this new work from the prize winning 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is that Martin is offering, not complete and finished expressions, but little riffs on which to ponder and reflect upon.My first impression was how varied the poems are some are short, almost ju As you begin this new book of poetry by Charles Martin, you re given the direction to look at the words signs and wonders in a particular light signs being used as a noun, while wonders is to be used as a verb A small detail, but one that makes a significant impact on the reading The implication is that Martin is offering, not complete and finished expressions, but little riffs on which to ponder and reflect upon.My first impression was how varied the poems are some are short, almost just an observation rather than a poem Others have a limerick quality, while a few extend to pages of rhymed couplets For some reason, I was predisposed to think of this as serious poetry, but in fact, I giggled uncontrollably at a few of them The Spaniard , for one His topics also vary, and yet the whole remains cohesive One example is Brooklyn in the Seventies , where at first it appears he s waxing nostalgic about thriving real estate and restoring brownstones, and then it pivots to discuss the variations in marriage the times of tearing down and renewal The parallels are uncanny and truly lead you to wonder Yes, selves were in a frenzy of commotion,And those beyond their expiration datesWere being tossed despite years of devotionSo whether by one s doing or by fate sOne found oneself in an unlikely place My favorite is Ovid to His Book , in which the ancient poet imagines sending to one of his books Rome to somehow regain his entry to the city from which he s exiled In the poem he counsels the tangible book as to proper decorum and strategy Go on your way now, book, and speak for meIn places that I love, but cannot be,Saluting those whom I have come to meetOn metrical, if on no other, feet When biting words offend you, just recallThe best defense is often none at all,And if you d really have my exile end,Go find us both an influential friend After 9 11 is likely to be the most moving of the poetry in the book, as Martin relays the emotions and actions of New Yorkers at the moment of the tragedy and in the aftermath, searching for loved ones Yet he goes in a different direction, noting that at one time, Manhattan was the site of a battle of George Washington, and that buried bones are not uncommon Rather, they form the foundation of the island historically and culturally, and create a sublime alignment of the present with the past Against the need to hold them all in thought,Time is what places them beyond recall,Against the need of the falling to be caught,Against the woman who s begun to fall,Against the woman who is watching from below,Time is the photo peeling from the wall.In total, Martin covers a dramatic amount of subjects George W Bush, art, the unreal pain of a poet, endangered animals, and suicide In doing so, he makes thematic comparisons that are never clich or trite Only one title, Poem for the Millennium, left me lost I didn t know what to make of the style and phrasing that was evoking the events of the year 2000 Goes from serious to playful, from the contemporary to the ancient Crafted in a conversational style that is as simple as it is elegant Simply, the work of a master And I have a full review of this book forthcoming in THINK JOURNAL.

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