Jacklight eBook Ú Paperback

Jacklight eBook Ú Paperback

Jacklight ✅ Jacklight pdf ✈ Author Louise Erdrich – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Intimate, honest and generous meditations on the delicate balance of mothering a baby and maintaining an artistic life, from the celebrated novelist and poet Observant, tender and honest New York Time Intimate, honest and generous meditations on the delicate balance of mothering a baby and maintaining an artistic life, from the celebrated novelist and poet Observant, tender and honest New York Times Book Review.


10 thoughts on “Jacklight

  1. Courtney Johnston Courtney Johnston says:

    I am slowly tuning my ear in to poetry I no longer need regular rhythms to carry me through a piece, or bind me to it But I m still on the hunt for beauty I can t help it I want to be touched and moved Beautifully I don t want to be made uncomfortable by imagery, even as I master less familiar structures and rhythms.Louise Erdrich unsettles me She hints at beauty and paces out a circle around it and uses it to draw you in, and then takes it away from you, leaving something rougher and sca I am slowly tuning my ear in to poetry I no longer need regular rhythms to carry me through a piece, or bind me to it But I m still on the hunt for beauty I can t help it I want to be touched and moved Beautifully I don t want to be made uncomfortable by imagery, even as I master less familiar structures and rhythms.Louise Erdrich unsettles me She hints at beauty and paces out a circle around it and uses it to draw you in, and then takes it away from you, leaving something rougher and scarier in its place She scares me.But she scares me in such a way that I can t tear my eyes off the words The Strange People has travelled from being one of the poems I found hardest to read to being the one I have gone back to the most frequently.The antelope are strange people they are beautiful to look at, and yet they are tricky We do not trust them They appear and disappear they are like shadows on the plains Because of their great beauty, young men sometimes follow the antelope and are lost forever Even if those foolish ones find themselves and return, they are never again right in their heads Pretty Shield, Medicine Woman of the Crows, transcribed and edited by Frank Linderman 1932 All night I am the doe, breathing his name in a frozen field,the small mist of the worddrifting always before me.And again he has heard it and I have gone burning to meet him, the jacklight fills my eyes with blue fire the heart in my chestexplodes like a hot stone.Then slung like a sackin the back of his pickup,I wipe the death scumfrom my mouth, sit up laughing and shriek in my speeding grave.Safely shut in the garage,when he sharpens his knifeand thinks to have me, like that,I come toward him,a lean gray witchthrough the bullets that enter and dissolve.I sit in his housedrinking coffee till dawnand leave as frost reddens on hubcaps,crawling back into my shadowy body.All day, asleep in clean grasses,I dream of the one who could really wound me Not everything is frightening Some poems strike deep and clean This was particularly true for me in the sequence The Butcher s Wife , which sets the life of a widowed woman against a small Midwest town at the start of last century The last poem in the series is New Vows The night was clean as the bone of a rabbit blown hollow.I cast my hood of dogskinaway, and my shirt of nettles.Ten years had been enough I left my darkened house.The trick was in living that death to its source.When it happened, I wandered towardthan I was.Widowed by men, I married the dark firs,As if I were walking in sleep toward their arms.I drank, without fear or desire,this odd fire.Now shadows move freely within me as words.These are eternal, these stunned, loosened verbs.And I can t tell you yethow truly I belongto the hiss and shift of wind,these slow, variable mouthsthrough which, at certain times, I speak in tongues.Part Chippewa Indian, Erdrich s poems in this collection often weave Ojibwa myths and legends into Western poetic forms Another favourite work in this collection shows this, and also the strong and sinewy yet lyrical nature of these pieces Night Sky IArcturus, the bear driver,shines on the leash of hunting dogs.Do you remember how the woman becomes a bearbecause her husband has run in sadnessto the forest of stars She soaks the bear hideuntil it softens to fit her bodyShe ties the skinning boards over her heart.She goes out, digs stumps,smashes trees to test her power,then breaks into a dead runand hits the sky like a truck.We are watching the moonwhen this bear woman pulls herselfarm over arm into the tree of heaven.We she her shadow clasp the one rusted fruit.Her thick paw swings The world dims.We are alone here on earthwith the ragged breath of our childrencoming and going in the old wool blankets.IIDoes she ever find him The sky is full of pits and snagged deadfalls.She sleeps in shelters he s made of jackpine,eats the little black bonesof birds he s roasted in cookfires.She even sees him oncebending to drink from his own lipsin the river of starlight.The truth is she cannot approach himin the torn face and furstinking of shit and leather.She is a real bear now,licking bees from her paws, plungingher snout in anthills,rolling mad in the sour valleysof skunk cabbage IIIHe knows she is there,eyeing him steadily across the hornbeamas she used to across the table.He asks for strengthto leave his body at the river,to leave it cradled in its sad armswhile he wanders in oiled musclesbear heft, shag, and acorn fat.Her goes to her, headingfor the open,the breaking moon.IVSimpleto tear freestripped and shiningto ride through crossed firs


  2. Shivanee Ramlochan Shivanee Ramlochan says:

    You treat Erdrich with Erdrich That is, if you are longing forof her, you turn directly to her no one else will do Jacklight shares a publication year with Love Medicine, and there are deep tracks of plot and storyline in this first book of poems boringly, you could call it a novelist s collection of poetry More to the marrow, Jacklight shines in the dark, for hunters and hookers, for windigos and butcher s widows A blue, restless light breaks on the horizons of these poems, summonin You treat Erdrich with Erdrich That is, if you are longing forof her, you turn directly to her no one else will do Jacklight shares a publication year with Love Medicine, and there are deep tracks of plot and storyline in this first book of poems boringly, you could call it a novelist s collection of poetry More to the marrow, Jacklight shines in the dark, for hunters and hookers, for windigos and butcher s widows A blue, restless light breaks on the horizons of these poems, summoning deer, dangerous men, and all antlered beings


  3. Tova Tova says:

    I only read 1 poem out of this book That is Windigo and I m reciting that poem for Poetry Outloud 2016 I choose this poem because it spoke to me I adore it s creepy vibe and the atmospheric quality It s creepy and I love reciting it


  4. Matt Matt says:

    A nice collection of poetry with vivid language and alluring atmosphere Erdrich evokes scenes from the past and moments in nature that we may see as mundane and sets them up as the focus of many of her poems The weakest section of the collection was the group of poems concerning the butcher s wife I found these to be get a bit redundant after the first 3 or so However, I think this is a fine collection and a quick read.


  5. Donna Donna says:

    Challenges May 2020 30 31 books read a work of poetry each month May Erdrich s first work of poetry to be published came out of her exploration of her Ojibwe ancestral roots while working toward her Master s degree Deeply personal exploration of her German ancestry as well, the clash between the dominate society and Native Americans doves and peacocks vs ravens and owls , the stubborn perseverance of the ancient turtles , the intercession of the moon to carry human burdens for a time, c Challenges May 2020 30 31 books read a work of poetry each month May Erdrich s first work of poetry to be published came out of her exploration of her Ojibwe ancestral roots while working toward her Master s degree Deeply personal exploration of her German ancestry as well, the clash between the dominate society and Native Americans doves and peacocks vs ravens and owls , the stubborn perseverance of the ancient turtles , the intercession of the moon to carry human burdens for a time, clouds that pass through us during our darkest realities, and the interplay of water birds cranes, loons, herons between the earthbound and heaven


  6. Edward Rathke Edward Rathke says:

    I would describe this collection as thoroughly okay Some poems are kind of clunky and lanky, while others have a nice rhythm and flow to them with a few nice punches.But, yeah I much prefer her novels.


  7. Wayne Wayne says:

    One of my favorite authors, Louise Erdrich s singular writing blends myth and metaphor and her own Native American German heritage This early poetry collection introduces some of the themes and characters you grow to love in her later novels.


  8. Jude Brigley Jude Brigley says:

    A great collection I particularly liked the poem Dear Joh Wayne.


  9. Jessica Nelson Jessica Nelson says:

    A beautiful, timeless, elegant collection.


  10. Chazz Glaze Chazz Glaze says:

    Not my favorite of her work by far.


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