Tuesday, February 28, 2012
"follow the clear river down" to the heart of Rob Ganson
He is the author of three books of poetry: Float Like a Butterfly, Sing Like a Tree; follow the clear river down; A Storm of Horses.
If you enjoy the feeling of beat poets mixed with the sounds of street voices and natural wonders, then you will be moved by Rob Ganson's power to merge these worlds together via the poetic.
It is not easy to pick one poem to demonstrate Rob Ganson's poetic dexterity but I decided to share this poem he wrote for a mutual friend of ours who passed away suddenly a few years ago. It't not easy to write poetry that is both crafted well and emotional but this poem is an example of both.
When sparrows fall from grace in dingy light
and distant cities lack their strident song,
another soul is given to the night.
For those who were blind to the sparrow's plight,
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