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Day 16!: "Ephemeron" by T.R. Hummer

This is an intriguing collection. There is a lot of span in terms of topics, but most often the idea of death, or children, or dreams, come up--paired with 'high brow' visceral language. The diction is meant to showcase the beauty of language and the craft of the line. I found this to be completely different than the more simple diction of the other poets I have read during the Sealey Challenge.

So--is this just a male perspective issue? I doubt it. These lines and diction are not about ego. They are more difficult to decipher because of word usage, but not image. So, using scientific terms and unusual words add to mood and perspective. It gives each poem an otherworldliness.

Worth the read if only for the perspective and word craft.

https://www.amazon.com/Ephemeron-Poems-Southern-Messenger-Poets-ebook/dp/B005OY4M2O/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=ephemeron+t.r.+hummer&qid=1597622348&sr=8-1

 

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