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Beso the Donkey

Richard Jarrette
Copyright Date: 2010
Pages: 92
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.14321/j.ctt7ztb7r
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    Beso the Donkey
    Book Description:

    Beso the Donkeyis a poetry cycle about a wounded, neglected, and abandoned jackass. In sparklingly clear and luminous poems, Richard Jarrette tells the story of Beso and of his caregiver's attempts to understand and heal him-an endeavor that teaches the man much about the meaning of life, death, peace, and acceptance. With undertones of Buddhist, Christian, Taoist, and Islamic faiths,Beso the Donkeyincorporates elements of philosophy, ethics, religion, and morality.As the book progresses, we sense the poet's growing acceptance of life's passing. Along with the author, we feel a deeper peace blossoming as Beso's life is ending (which is itself a beginning). This is a lyrical story of loss and acceptance.

    eISBN: 978-1-60917-199-5
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-x)
  3. Preface
  4. I. Beso
  5. II. With Beso
  6. III. Beyond Beso
  7. Acknowledgments
    (pp. 83-86)
  8. About the Author
    (pp. 87-87)