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Monday, August 12, 2013

Midwest Book Review Celebrates the Environment

Sublime Planet
Celebrating Earth Day and the Universe
Magdalena Ball & Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Cover Photography  by Ann Howley
Genre: Poetry/Environment
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ISBN Paperback: 9781482054705 $12.95
Kindle www.amazon.com $4.95
Reviewed by John Burroughs, originally for  Burroughs' Bookshelf on Midwest Review
Award-winning poets Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Magdalena Ball present Sublime Planet, a poetry compilation with a strong ecological theme. Some of the free-verse poems have been previously published in a variety of print and online journals; now they are gathered into a single volume to celebrate Earth Day, and promote environmental awareness. Lucid and erudite, Sublime Planet succinctly reminds one that the body that it is part of a much greater ecosystem, and stirs the soul with its call to the duty of stewardship.
"The Giraffe"
A tongue generous
as my head he reaches
for me, barriers no match
for his long neck, sniffs
my hair, kisses my face.
He is unaware
he is endangered,
I unaware he might
be dangerous.
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