Clinic Day

October 15, 2004|
Clinic Day by Diana Fitzgerald Bryden
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The early car's mine.
I leave before the day
puts hardware on;
ride east all the way.

I leave before the day
abandons slow calm.
Ride east all the way,
and now a storm

abandons slow calm.
We pass the bridge
and now a storm
has torn the sky's edge.

? from Open Letter

Diana Fitzgerald Bryden's second book of poetry, Clinic Day, (choreo)graphs the experiences and thoughts and feelings of three characters (The Secretary, The Surgeon, and a wanderer named – not inaptly – Blake), who perform a pas de trois of yearning and loss and occasional moments of grace. If at times the dance has a fevered quality, it is also, always, electrically alive and exquisitely shaped. In the clinic that lies at the heart of this unravelling day there is no panacea and no placebo, but there are the consolations of attending with clarity and honesty, and the healing powers of image and metaphor and wit.

Diana Fitzgerald Bryden (Clinic Day, Brick 2004) is the author of one other book of poetry, Learning Russian (Mansfield Press, 2000), which was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award. Her poems have appeared in various publications and anthologies in Canada and the United States. She is currently working on a novel, Mealtime.
Title:Clinic Day
Product dimensions:120 pages, 8.75 X 5.5 X 0.31 in
Shipping dimensions:120 pages, 8.75 X 5.5 X 0.31 in
Published:October 15, 2004
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781894078399

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