Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays: Judah's Lion by Anne Caston

"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......"

Title: Judah's Lion,
Author: Anne Caston
Publisher: Toad Hall Press/2009
Pages: 96

One of the best books of poetry I have come across. Anne Caston writes about pain. But with courage and compassion. Suffering and endurance both co-exist. Written with beautiful language, this collection of poetry has the power to uplift us in the sheer pleasure of reading it. The rawness touches us. Yet the beauty of poetry sustains us as nothing else can. This book is for keeps. Anne has dedicated this book to her autistic son. That in itself touches our soul.


cessie said...

Hi! I landed on your blog because we both signed up for Dreadlockgirl's readathon for the coming weekend. And as I'm curious who else is participating I thought I'd do a blog tour ;-)

Wow... the book sounds intriguing. Haven't been reading any poetry for a while! This one sounds like a good one. Will keep it in mind!

Enjoy your weekend of reading!!

Marg said...

I must confess, I don't read poetry at all very often. Enjoy.

My teaser is here

Margot said...

I agree with you - the language is beautiful.

Nise' said...

Great teaser. Your love of poetry is inspiring.

Anonymous said...

Now that is a wonderful piece of writing. I've read about the book but I haven't seen a copy - something I clearly need to put right.

Lori L. Clark Art said...

I haven't seen this book around. I like books that are different, ones that not everyone is talking about. It looks like a good one. Mine are posted here!

Sassy Brit @ Alternative-Read.com said...

Now, I like the darker kind of poetry more than some other types. This author sounds like she has been through a lot, especially with the worry about her son.

Sassy Brit

Zia said...

Great teaser! Beautifully written.

CeeCee said...

Your review of it shows your love of poetry. The cover is haunting. Thanks for sharing.

Andrea said...

Beautiful teaser. Love the cover.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful teaser. Sounds like a very emotion-laden collection.

kayerj said...

this sounds like a must have--thanks for bringing it to my attention. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

The Westie Loving Therapist said...

I'd like to read more poetry and wish my library carried this book!

Anonymous said...

I love the book description you wrote. Sounds good!

Yvonne said...

Great teaser. Sounds interesting!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the wonderful poetry teaser. I read too little of it!