Book Review: Adonis - If Only The Sea Could Sleep
I didn't notice the little subtitle when I bought the book at Adonis' reading. I was a bit ticked because there is a good reason why very few books are devoted to love poetry. It is difficult to write consistently a series of poems any subject let alone about love without sounding trite. Adonis proved me wrong. His poetry went beyond the puppy love that gives a warm fuzzy feeling and shows us the transendent nature of love. He even goes so far as combining the spiritual and erotic without making it cheap. The work is beautiful, stark, and to the point.
"Beginning Of Space"
The body of earth fortells fire,
water; its impending fate.
Is this why wind turns into palm trees
why space becomes a womn?
posted by Out Of Jersey | 6:43 PM