Day 20: "Bliss" by Grace Cavalieri
To start, Bliss is a wonderful collection that everyone should read--not just poets. My book is signed--how that I happened I know not. This is an older collection, but it is transformative. It uses the short line form to create a narrow channel down the page.
My favorite poem so far, I have been reading it a while on and off before the challenge is "Self-portrait." The shorts line is used to precisely capture experience and location. What is learned where is resonates on a deep, cellular level. My favorite stanza is:
First come to
In early Egypt
I still like
In the sun
This is a marvelous image of history humankind perhaps, as well as the speakers.