Thursday, April 18, 2019

Book Beginning: Mortality: With Pronoun Shifts by Don Colburn

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS
THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN!

MY BOOK BEGINNING


Isn't it enough
that this one, say, has been around
longer than Jesus or Buddha
and that one's older than Pliny the Elder
or Roquefort cheese and most if not all
dirt?

-- from "Bristlecone Pines," the first poem in Mortality with Pronoun Shifts: Poems by Don Colburn.

PORTLAND BOOK EVENT: Don will be reading from Mortality: With Pronoun Shifts at Broadway Books on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 7:00 pm.





Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

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YOUR BOOK BEGINNING





TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.


MY FRIDAY 56

The locals have laid down bets
on when the thick lake ice will break up
and here already the creaking and cracking
make way for slow dark water.

-- from "Along Mink Brook, Early Spring," the last poem in the collection, because this nice little chapbook does not go all the way to 56 pages.

7 comments :

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

Yay. Someone else is reading poetry this month.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Beautiful excerpts! Thank you for featuring this author's lovely words.

fredamans said...

Probably not for me but I appreciate it all the same. I added you to the Linky. Happy Easter weekend!

Sassy Brit @ Alternative-Read.com said...

Positively charming! I need to read more poetry!

Happy Easter! xx

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

Although I don't read poetry on too regular a basis, I do have a small collection of poetry books on my shelf, which I dip in and out of, as the will takes me.

This sounds like a great addition to my collection, as I love Don's style of writing, although I shall probably need to invest in a 'proper' copy, as I also love the cover art.

Thank for sharing and enjoy your Easter break :)

Yvonne
xx

Kathy Martin said...

I seldom read poetry but do like the sound of this book. Today I am spotlighting Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell. Happy reading!

Nicki J. Markus / Asta Idonea said...

Sounds like some more good poetry. Enjoy!

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