Poetry Friday: “Lord, Sky”

Good Letters | 10/12/2018 | Staff
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The compelling narrative of “Lord, Sky,” set during the time of an election, is also sheer poetry. The writer repeats diction (“light,” “sky,” “moon,” “grin”) and layers language (“heaven,” “rainbow,” “stars,” “night,” “midnight”) to invite us “little trees of heaven / stuck in concrete” to pay heed to the world above and around us, to “vot[e] for earth all over again.” The writer deftly moves the setting and action of the narrative from the “grinning moon” (l.8) of a late afternoon walk, to a hospital interior and a friend’s “rainbow grin” (l.17), and back to the street and the random meeting of two “grinning” strangers who chat about...
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