River's Song: A Poem

River's Song: A Poem

Kobo ebook | April 10, 2014

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Written as an homage to “The Thunder, Perfect Mind” but in the rhyming, sexy voice of a modern, reconstructed and polluted urban river, this long narrative poem rocks! Industrialism has poisoned and killed many lakes and rivers. Their stories are similar. Many have been poisoned to the point of catching fire. But this is the unique voice of the Chicago River. Sometimes raging, sometimes sobbing, frequently serene, this Voice of the Great Goddess, speaking in her River aspect, flows ever slowly on, always different, always the same.
Calliope Braintree loves her River and this “environmentally lyrical”…”important poetic piece” is her heart wrenching tribute to it. Despite her own long history of abuse, River absorbed Calliope’s pain and self-loathing, enabling her to Recover and become her Real Self. A writer! The beloved protagonist of “To Hear the Rest More Clearly” came to life, stepping off the page to write this, which, in turn became the basis for her masterpiece of anger and forgiveness, “Killing Joe Sabazius.” Not only does Art imitate Life, but, at least for Calliope, Life also imitates Art! Brilliantly self-referential, the series explores rape culture from both the personal and planetary perspective; and this poem is the point on which it all balances. A part of both novels, “River’s Song” stands, very much on its own.
Our beautiful blue planet is alive and has very profound feelings. This poem expresses them. Read this beautiful tear-jerker and weep.

Title:River's Song: A PoemFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 10, 2014Publisher:Blue Bus BooksLanguage:English

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