Walking Papers: Poems

Walking Papers Poems A pilgrimage of sorts through growing old and facing death subjects that caregivers know all too well Lynch s upfront unvarnished style is likely to resonate with many who have come face to face with

  • Title: Walking Papers: Poems
  • Author: Thomas Lynch
  • ISBN: 9780393342673
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback
  • A pilgrimage of sorts through growing old and facing death subjects that caregivers know all too well Lynch s upfront, unvarnished style is likely to resonate with many who have come face to face with life s most important questions Mary Plummer, New York Times

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    1. Disappointing. "The Names of Donkeys" is good, and some of the anti-Bush poems OK. A disturbingly large number of the others end with a shrugging, "life goes on" gesture -- which, granted, if I were Catholic I'd probably feel too.

    2. My favorite poem in this volume is Local Heros. Some great lines and words:From all of time, this late July, this moment, from every other one, this one and only. in every start, an end.Some days the worst that can happen happens.And if the ends do not justify the means, still, ends are what we're after. Listen -- something's going to get you in the end.The numbers are fairly convincing on this,hovering, as they do, around a hundredpercent. We die. And more's the pity.Also, some great words and [...]

    3. Poetry books always take me longer to read than their length would suggest.I like to savor the poems, reading them slowly and often more than once. This collection of poetry is a combination of everyday experiences, life events, and history.I liked the way they were put together and the humour evident in many. These poems relate life with friends, not necessarily much in the way of material possessions, and an acknowledgement of human experience.A lovely book

    4. This is the first book of Thomas Lynch's poetry that I've read. I found his work to be wonderful, readable, and relatable. My favorites were "To Be Among These Elegant Voices", "Local Heroes" and "Alchemy"--although the opening poem "Euclid" is pretty terrific too. The theme for this collection has to do with the pilgrims you meet along life's journey. Would definitely recommend.

    5. This is an excellent collection of poems. Lynch has a voice that is serious, mordant, at times quite light and humorous, but always approachable. He is calming, and seems aimed as dispensing us of our illusions. I loved every line.

    6. I had the pleasure of meeting Thomas Lynch a few years back and he is such and interesting person. I really enjoyed listening to him talk. And his writing is incredible.

    7. I enjoy how Lynch's writing feels familiar and is yet distinct. This collection of poetry is simple, but contains some moving pieces. I have marked a few favorites.

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