The Bird in the Stillness by Joe RosenblattThe Bird in the Stillness by Joe Rosenblatt

The Bird in the Stillness

byJoe Rosenblatt

Paperback | March 31, 2016

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A lyrical pilgrimage through the lush forest of the Green Man and his woodland kin, Joe Rosenblatt's latest book of poetry, The Bird in the Stillness, offers up a spiritual feast in celebration of the natural world.

Joe Rosenblatt is an accomplished author and artist who, over the course of a five-decade career has produced over twenty books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and visual art. He was the second poet to be published by Coach House Press, which released The LSD Leacock in 1966. Rosenblatt has since received several major awards, includin...
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Title:The Bird in the StillnessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 8.75 × 5.5 × 0.35 inPublished:March 31, 2016Publisher:Porcupine's QuillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889843945

ISBN - 13:9780889843943

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The Green ManA face concealed in the splendor of surrounding greeneryLeaves grow out of his nostrils, ears, mouth, and forehead-And often I've met the unfriendly gaze of his opalescent eyes; To find myself transfixed by a profile immersed in leafage.In these dark woods the Green Man has no fixed address.But if I can't locate him . . . perhaps he can seek me out? An aged wayfarer in an ill fitting jacket I can easily be found.Unsteady in my waddling, I carry a crooked walking stick.That twisty stick takes me to where I think I ought to go.The feral mind, like a shadow drifts, dreamily in a forestpast families of oyster mushrooms praying on a moldy log.I hear rustling in nearby foliage and then a whisper beckons me to go attired in a lighter shade of green."We have a whole tree to ourselves," the Green Man cries.The Bird in the Stillness is WaitingThe bird in the Stillness is waiting.Talons honed to make the killand fly on a jet stream toward Oblivionwhere there's no streaming light except for the shining in a bird's terrible eyes.Have you come for me, downy messenger?This must be a dream that I'm staring inwhere a bird in the stillness is waiting.Feathers bristling, a song from hellshrilling from its vibrant beak . . .Yet I'm not ready to fly with you.

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A lyrical pilgrimage through the lush forest of the Green Man and his woodland kin, Joe Rosenblatt's latest book of poetry, The Bird in the Stillness, offers up a spiritual feast in celebration of the natural world.The poems in The Bird in the Stillness spring from a fertile imagination. They are holy and earthy and speak of love, loss and regeneration. Beneath the fecundity and decay is a deeply moving tenderness that takes the reader by surprise. It was my voice I heard which echoed in the darkness, writes Rosenblatt. If we listen closely to these poems it is our own voices we hear. - Eve Joseph, poet and essayist