Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday Finds: Judah's Lion by Anne Caston


Anne Caston 's first collection of poems, Flying Out With The Wounded, was awarded the 1996 New York University Press Prize for Poetry. Juda's Lion is her second collection of poems.
Judah's Lion, 2009, Toad Hall Press
"Judah's Lion"
"Irony is beyond a boy like mine. As is symbolism.
Allegory. Metaphor, too. All is literal with him
though that doesn't rule out a wildebeest,
the one he meets each morning in the fallow field
beyond our yard, the one who lies beside him
each night now in the dark......"

5 comments:

jlshall said...

Nice find. It's been a while since I read any poetry. This one sounds interesting.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

That quote is so beautiful. Good find.

Book Dragon said...

Thanks for stopping by - I like your find.

Ceri said...

I'm loving the cover. Good find. :-)

carolsnotebook said...

The quote is beautiful and I love the title.