Mornings Like This

Mornings Like This

Found Poems

Book - 1995
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In Mornings Like This, Annie Dillard extracts and rearranges sentences from old--and often odd--books, and composes ironic poems--some serious, some light--on the heartfelt themes of love, nature, nostalgia, and death. Clever, original, sometimes humorous, and often profound, this collection is sure to charm her fans, both old and new.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 1995
Characteristics: p. cm
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0060171553
Call Number: 811.54 DILLARD

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Jun 06, 2019

I was quite surprised at how enjoyable and fresh these poems were; Dillard has a talent that can make her odd assortment of material to work with come out like gold nuggets. I most liked the poems "the handy boy", "I am trying to get at something utterly heartbroken", "observations and experiments", "Emergencies", "Language for everyone", "Getting started" (very very funny), "Building a tree house", "How to make a visit to the Netherlands" (funny), and "The naturalist at large on the Delaware river" (also funny).
The two poems, on called Emergencies and another with Mayo Clinic in the title are also insightful into the attitudes of those in the medical profession in the past (and for aught I know, even in the present).

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