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By Fil Lewitt

"Canyon Wren's Rag," lower than the imprint of Fictional companies, brings jointly 276 poems, containing fifty years, 1960-2010, of the chosen poems of Fil Lewitt, followed by way of a few of his drawings. it's the better half quantity to "The Zen Follies" (2010), that's an illustrated, non-fiction, in general prose publication of autobiography, tales, stories, aphorisms, and essays approximately one man's trip into American Zen Buddhism. "Canyon Wren's Rag" is in a few experience extra of an analogous, yet all in poetry, a medium within which Fil Lewitt has been operating progressively because the age of fourteen, no longer a medium that may ever be perfected, yet one during which there's consistent development and alter. a number of the poems are sonnets, and lots of are humorous, notwithstanding Lewitt writes no doggerel; the humor is indwelling, with many puns and performs on phrases. there's additionally a feeling of ask yourself on the unusual worlds all of us inhabit, in addition to the tunes and track inherent in phrases. There are 9 chapters or sections, that are offered as a rule chronologically, although ultimately dependent extra on content material than on strict chronology. The chapters are: "Big River; previous international; suggestion from Uncle Etcetera; Monastery in Ragtime; Potted fingers; skinny Air; The slim highway to the some distance East; Mangos in Moonlight; Sonnets To A Muse." every one chapter's poems are from a distinct position and a unique time. Lewitt's poetry isn't sentimental, neither is it approximately spiritual religion, although the poems hint a course via a lifestyles either one of the spirit of being human and of the character of exertions and play. He has been a Zen Buddhist for greater than 40 years. should you hate poetry, you possibly will not love it; but when it's also possible to stand poetry, you most likely will. not anything can effectively describe a poem, so do this one, titled muddle: "words, / revolving, / too many girls / none loves. // I threw out my furnishings / this day: ate an apple, / brown rice in a bowl, eco-friendly tea. / the place are you, / vast river?" Or this line from one other poem: "calling all birds with one word / whistling within the breeze". Even lengthy after the large bronze bell has been struck, the reverberations proceed outward in waves.

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