Cast from Bells

Cast from Bells

Copyright Date: 2010
Pages: 76
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    Cast from Bells
    Book Description:

    Balancing the bells of the past with the personal life of the present, these poems offer an intimate look at a woman leaving her husband. Against the backdrop of history, honest glimpses of a relationship's ruin reveal surprising connections between the exalted and mundane. Cast from Bells tells a story about people and things dividing and uniting, and the sounds and spaces between bells and bullets.

    eISBN: 978-0-7735-8229-3
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-2)
  2. Cast from Bells
    (pp. 3-68)

    A tongue strikes the inside of a metal mouth:

    the sky splits

    into skies.

    Beneath the gape-lip, someone grasps a braided rope,

    swings his whole body, then, momentum gathers,

    taut shoulders and arms,

    and voice –

    birds scatter, unfold as seed tossed in fresh furrows.

    Every creature points to an idea of something,

    none reveals. It’s a small porch, and rickety, but the sky is wild and dark silver

    and it woke me from a nap.

    Stuff in the yard is colliding with other stuff,

    plastic bottles from the garbage picked up and knocked

    against the shed, the neighbour’s ashtray and...

    (pp. 69-69)