The Journals of Scheherazade: Poems by Sheryl St. Germain

By Sheryl St. Germain

During this assortment the writer reveals, within the personality of Scheherazade, a metaphor for what it capacity to write down. The poems circulation a lot past that metaphor, even though; they enact a cultured intimacy as terrifying and disturbingly wondrous as Scheherazade's stories. The voices of those poems are deeply lady, whether or not they be these of daughters, fans or moms; they remind us that the tricky truths of the mind's eye are rooted within the physique. listed here are poems that locate love and redemption in darkness, intelligence and emotion within the erotic. Sheryl St. Germain is a brave, wild, and disciplined poet. during this publication she faces the erotic, of physique and brain- passionately, accurately, delineating "the harm that's beautiful."- Alicia OstrikerThe voice in those poems is the voice of Scheherazade, and it is familiar with extra basically than it understands the rest that love expressed is the humanizing strength on the planet. With this attractive staff of poems Sheryl St. Germain homes the voice and knowledge of that old instructor, civilizer, and lover together with her personal, becoming a member of the corporate of others who've been likewise enchanted-among them Isak Dinesen, John Barth, Isabel Allende.- Darreff BourqueSheryl St Germain's earlier books comprise How Heavy the Breath of God, The masks of Medusa, Going domestic, and Making Bread in the dark. She teaches artistic writing at Knox university in Galesburg, Illinois.

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Some of us are lost already when the line's shadow calls out from somewhere, like a poem, too late.  No, no, I say clearly, the weight of no in me like a sound without end, the long open oh of itno doesn't end like yes, it stays open, spreads into every corner of your life, fills you with sound until you are swollen, have long forgotten the beginning of the word, when all that's left is the open vowel, the weight, the joyless wisdom, ooooooh. Page 18 Ereshkigal That the egg within me pulsing with life should cause the earth to split and I to be pulled into that darker world of my own making.

There is such beauty in dying, I want October to go on doing it. Because of October light shadows grow longer, darker you cannot shake your own, whose sharpness startles you. Like the flowers who linger through this month, you can't believe in the possibility of winter. <><><><><><><><><><><><> The flowers are brave, to bloom now.  Curry- colored Maximilian sunflowers grow each flower on top of the last, Page 50 a totem pole of flower faces. You have to cut up the stems to separate the flowers.

And when finally the earth cracks open and I rise again into the outer world it is with her eyes that I see, she my blood sister, horror, truth, the filled self. Page 19 The Infected Hand for Gia It was where she had shot up so much there was a hole partly scabbed over, which she picked at when she wanted a direct line to the blood stream, blood-flowers opening all the way to the heart, a wound to make the heart warm, it was an early announcement of her death, which would take the year to perform, a new opening she had cratered into the body, and I wanted to bring her hand to my mouth and kiss the new cankered mouth there, speak to it, I wanted my words to be blood-food for the knotted infected heart, the lungs thick with infection, the staring eyes infected, my voice entering her body like a clean needle, I understand.

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