I’m between books this weekend, which is uncharacteristically just fine with me. That’s because we’re going on vacation this week and one of my Vacation Book Rules is that I can’t be in the middle of a book. There’s just something exhilarating about starting a new (or used) book at the beginning of a vacation that is just so wonderful.
(And speaking of used books, I happened to go online and discover that the next town over from where we’re staying has an independent bookstore that I’d never heard of. It’s a used bookstore, with all paperbacks, so I’ve put a visit to them high on my agenda.)
Today I’m reading The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems by a new-to-me poet, Edward Hirsch. I noticed this on display at the library this week (the cover caught my eye) and thought I’d give this a try. So far I’m enjoying this collection, which spans from 1975 – 2010.
At least in the first half of the book, the nocturnal seems to be a predominant theme among these poems – whether it is a poem about darkness or nightfall, sleepwalking or insomnia, or the seasons of fall and winter. There are also several incredible poems about infertility as well as adoption. I’m Post-It Noting poems that remind me of something specific or a photograph I’ve taken, so that might make for an interesting type of review. I’m thinking that I might need to buy this (or another of Edward Hirsch’s books).
How has your reading been going this week?
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