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In Roseanne Carrara's "A more recent Wilderness", the world's wealthy and compelling prior buckles and swells underneath our ft, and its abiding effect rises like geothermal steam into the current. strong voices from heritage and legend factor forth and mingle with our conventional, circadian atmosphere. those poems serve to remind us that our destiny don't need to expense us our earlier, that our capability for mind don't need to cut down our uncomplicated humanity, and that civilisations don't need to be outfitted on the fee of the traditional setting during which they thrive.

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A Newer Wilderness

In Roseanne Carrara's "A more recent Wilderness", the world's wealthy and compelling previous buckles and swells underneath our ft, and its abiding effect rises like geothermal steam into the current. robust voices from background and legend factor forth and mingle with our regularly occurring, circadian atmosphere. those poems serve to remind us that our destiny don't need to rate us our previous, that our means for mind don't need to slash our uncomplicated humanity, and that civilisations don't need to be outfitted on the rate of the common atmosphere within which they thrive.

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And there’s the Eye of Tobit, moulded in plastic and set in a coffin built to suit. Masterful, the things kids create, though they don’t know it. That’s what we say, but they’re always aware. Proud, the kid squirts paste on the eye he’s made (a freckle rimming the iris, just like his dad’s) to fake glaucoma. Then, magic. He waves his rubber fish above the eye and wipes off the gall so it can be seen again. — 63 — vii. in the garden John 20:14-17 You would not believe it was his daughter either, if you sat with her as he sat through the mandatories and the electives, if you had watched her come out of the convent, (their play on l’hôpital or l’hôtel dieu) wrapped in linens, almost gone.

The roots of these black walnuts devastate whatever else you plant in the ground around them. Forget putting anything below. Their shade, too, you can just as easily forget. Sitting there in the cool will only send you into the house with a headache. That is no old wives’ tale. It’s true. Just coming within a few yards of a black walnut tree (and we have this avenue) can make you sing out for your bottle of pills. I suppose we like them, then, for the shadows they cast on the house or for how they make us go around and about them to reach the front door.

The leaf’s still sticking as big Mary walks, and the spices in the little one’s box, cinnamon and cassia, keep slipping out at the sides, followed, sometimes, by larger, gummed-up pellets of myrrh. For a moment, it looks like little Mary’s shaking her spices out purposefully over the sidewalk, as you’d mill icing sugar over the top of a cake for decoration. Salome, swaggering, brings up the rear, thinking the spices smell sweeter in the outdoors. She remembers a story about a queen who had herself embalmed in cinnamon when she died.

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