GHOST ORCHID

GHOST ORCHID Midway in her poetry s journey Maurya Simon one of our country s finest writers now offers us her God book brilliantly crafted but also Blakean in its powers of illumination and insight Ghost Orch

  • Title: GHOST ORCHID
  • Author: Maurya Simon
  • ISBN: 9781888996845
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Paperback
  • Midway in her poetry s journey, Maurya Simon, one of our country s finest writers, now offers us her God book, brilliantly crafted but also Blakean in its powers of illumination and insight Ghost Orchid is a grace haunted translation of the hieroglyphic heart, a visonary marriage of heaven and hell consummated somewhere near the crossroads of the spiritual and erotic.Midway in her poetry s journey, Maurya Simon, one of our country s finest writers, now offers us her God book, brilliantly crafted but also Blakean in its powers of illumination and insight Ghost Orchid is a grace haunted translation of the hieroglyphic heart, a visonary marriage of heaven and hell consummated somewhere near the crossroads of the spiritual and erotic We encounter not only God, who loves us all to death, but also the albino angel, a helium virgin, who lifted off into space like a chrome rocket and Beelzebub, poet laureate of latrines and kingpin of sinners A true master of metaphor, Simon here performs poetry s ultimate task the alchemy of body and soul.

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    1 thought on “GHOST ORCHID”

    1. I'm on the fence with this one. Good florishes. I'm not a fan of the diction, or the allusions. Very abstract. I wouldnt say this very accesible to most readers. What I really want is for the prose to be much more simple, where the ideas are carefully thought out, yet it is so wonderfully lucid, that we are astonished by its beauty.

    2. Simon does a good job balancing the divine and the earthy here- poems about God which are strangely mortal, poems about strippers which are practically mythological. The wide range of the poems makes it an easy read - you don't get bored, you're not beaten over the head in any way - and the book as a whole has a nice flow. The occasional experiment notwithstanding (Lament is a bit Lamentable, and I really like the poetry it's 'after,' but that was written in a much older English which is more su [...]

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