Sunday, April 12, 2009

Currently Reading

John Updike's 2001 collection of poems Americana. Updike is a master of economy, the watchman with a pulsing eye be it a dry overlay at a Midwestern airport or the occasion "Upon Becoming A Senior Citizen" dated March 18, 1997. From him we learn how to describe today's very cold Easter Day bluster. "The day another grudging chill installment/ of slow spring in New England...." The slow spring is testing our patience which is as good a time to thumb through this delightful collection of poems.

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