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Bonfire OperaPoems In Praise of the Impossible Wild World and Its Beauty  Sometimes the most compelling landscapes are the ones where worlds collide where a desert meets the sea a civilization no man’s land Here in Bonfire Opera grief and Eros grapple in the same domain A bullet hole through the heart a house full of ripe persimmons a ghost in a garden Coyotes cry I really loved the way Laméris told stories with her poetry every poet does but Laméris has a uniue uality to her writing where she enfolds the reader in the story without the language taking on a purple prose uality It took me a while to get through this volume because I wanted to savor her poems individually and I was not disappointed Beautiful

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Aking off all her clothes and singing opera And sure enough as the night wore on and the stars emerged to stare at their reflections on the sea and everyone had drunk a little wine she began to disrobe loose her great bosom and the tender belly pale in the moonlight the Viking hips and to let her torn raiment fall to the sand as we looked up from the flam The comfort of such warm hearted poems is just what I needed right now “Social distancing” is a misnomer Let’s call it “physical distancing” because we need to draw close to each other’s hearts and souls right now I came to know Danusha Laméris’ work through Tracy K Smith’s poetry podcast The Slowdown so my gateway was Danusha’s exuisite reflection on humans at our best entitles “Small Kindnesses” which presciently mentions a past plague This poem is in this collection and is not an outlier in terms of the comfort it provides Danusha is no doomsday poet; she is one of the helpers for she sees the helper in all of us she bears witness to the aspects of humanity which are crucial for me to focus on today and every day But particularly now

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Bonfire Opera reader ´ Paperback Õ reflectionslisburnltd ´ Poems In Praise of the Impossible Wild World and Its Beauty  Sometimes the most compelling landscapes are the ones where worlds collide where a desert meets the sea a civilization no man’s land Here in Bonfire Opera grief and Eros grapple in the same dOut on the hill and lovers find themselves kissing “bee stung drunk” in the middle of road Here the dust is holy as is the dark unknown These are poems that praise the impossible wild world finding beauty in its wake  Excerpt from “Bonfire Opera”   In those days there was a woman in our circle who was known not only for her beauty but also for t Rich beautiful thought provoking poetry I was unfamiliar with this poet aside from one poem in Best American Poetry a few years back The book captivated me Highly recommended