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A Crows Dream

Douglas Valentine

Published August 1st 2012
ISBN : 9780982987865
Paperback
109 pages
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In Douglas Valentines A Crows Dream there is / No dark side to / The planet anymore. Other mysteries are ominous: How much of all that seems certain / Could vanish with a word? The natural world is tangible to Valentine as he prunes trees orMoreIn Douglas Valentines A Crows Dream there is / No dark side to / The planet anymore. Other mysteries are ominous: How much of all that seems certain / Could vanish with a word? The natural world is tangible to Valentine as he prunes trees or watches ghostly columns of frozen mist arise from the Contoocook River in winter. Yet all is not lyric: Marvis Flynn, protagonist of a long poem that takes up a quarter of the book, parodies the Lords Prayer: Give us this day our daily dread. Sinister characters abound. The villainous Cadillac Jack compares his prostitutes to cars and strikes a match across her teeth. Love is uncertain, although it may redeem you- and, as in Ovid, characters who seem stable change into other forms-birds, perhaps. Sometimes Valentine channels Robert Frost, sometimes old ballads, sometimes the Surrealists.