By Roo Borson
After Roo Borson's past collections -- Short trip Upriver towards Oishida and Rain; street; an open boat -- set the seasons in movement, focusing the poet's brain on time, mortality, transience, and lack, Cardinal within the jap White Cedar arrives to accomplish the triptych. From the glittering, classically rendered photograph to a freighted, lucid, narrative line, Borson's voice can shift and refract whereas protecting precise to the temporary evidence of the moving, given global. Her meditations are one of those constancy to inquiry, to attachment, to what cannot be totally identified. the following the far away prior collides with the close to destiny, the current opens unexpectedly into one other age, and friendship turns into the degree of time's salience. those poems depict what vanishes, a number of the modest houses the place half-remembered lives all movement towards their universal finish. Roo Borson has topped a sustained success with a piece of startling intimacy and vividness.
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