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Smoky Roses, Poetry by Lyman Bryson   (2009-03-03)
This book contains some traditional and some modern poetry. At least this reviewer thinks there is both in between the covers. 50 poems that deal with life and death, love and hate, and all sorts of stuff in between.
The story 'Old Man Laks' tells, in a lilting and rhyming way, of a Russian Jewish immigrant to the U.S., of his end from a lit cigarette that dropped from his hand as he lay in his bed and of the authors memories of the man before his demise. As the poem nears its end and you see it coming you want to know more of Old Man Laks. A tired old Jewish man of no consequence yet you want to hear more of the story. But the reader must resort to imagination for 'the rest of the story'.
Titles such as Summer in the Tenements, The Flood, The Street Cleaner, Finger Tips, To a Certain Fair Lady and Wet June Days Fire the imagination and rightly so. The works of Lyman touch the heart, and the mind. Although not neccesarily both at the same time...
The full text of this book can be found at ... http://www.archive.org/stream/smokyroses00brysrich/smokyroses00brysrich_djvu.txt ...
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