On My Bookshelf: The Book of Questions

I received The Book of Questions by Pablo Neruda (Copper Canyon Press, 2001) for Christmas and started reading this slim volume right away.  Here is the summary from the publisher:In The Book of Questions, Neruda refuses to be corralled by the rational mind. Composed of 316 unanswerable questions, these poems integrate the wonder of a … Continue reading On My Bookshelf: The Book of Questions

Busy in the broken machines and Chinese New Year

I'm still pondering the inaugural poem "Praise Song for the Day" by Elizabeth Alexander. My favorite lines:All about us is noise. All about us isnoise and bramble, thorn and din, eachone of our ancestors on our tongues.Beautiful, distilled truth.Last week proved challenging. Mercury retrograde is to blame, no doubt. The washing machine broke, and the … Continue reading Busy in the broken machines and Chinese New Year