by Gerald Bienvenue Print book
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young poet stretches wings   (2012-07-14)
This book is the first published work of an emerging force in American poetry. Using simple crisp language, Mr. Bienvenue is able to conjure up deep emotion and retina burning imagery in each of his short, striking pieces. an example of this is the poem,"One day in June" which goes, "There was that one day in June, I have not seen you since, despite the wildflowers I sent you and the humble offerings of my noblest verse. Were the flowers too wild? Was my poetry too noble? I remember your eyes changing hue, blue to green, green to blue and I want to crush my heart to forget you, then, I think of the clover we crushed, that one day in June." This poem, brief as it is, encompasses conceit, heartbreak, humour and fond remembrance, Another poem, "moving" catches the dreary despair of the wanderer. "Moving again, home becomes another set of keys, a different flight of stairs, new neigbors, I already dislike." Copies of this book are rare, as are copies of Mr. bienvenue's later masterwork "ballast" Gerald Bienvenue now resides in Boulder, co.,where he continues to write.
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