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Monday, November 14, 2011

Review of Choir Of Day by Robert K. Johnson

If you like taut moments, touching scenes, and wings of sunlight, these tempered yet beautifully written poems are for you.  In Morning to Remember Johnson takes a very ordinary Norman Rockwell-like slice of life memory and injects it with devastating future-knowledge. he describes the arrival and sing-song Halloo of a little boy outside his kitchen door, who

Holds up his ball and mitt--
ready to play catch--
the week before he drowned.

For more of my review of Choir of Day by Robert K. Johnson go here: http://dougholder.blogspot.com/2011/11/choir-of-day-new-and-selected-poems-by.html

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