New PDF release: Canyon Wren's Rag: Fifty Years of Selected Poems 1960-2010

By Fil Lewitt

"Canyon Wren's Rag," less than the imprint of Fictional agencies, brings jointly 276 poems, containing fifty years, 1960-2010, of the chosen poems of Fil Lewitt, observed by way of a few of his drawings. it's the spouse quantity to "The Zen Follies" (2010), that is an illustrated, non-fiction, typically prose e-book of autobiography, tales, stories, aphorisms, and essays approximately one man's trip into American Zen Buddhism. "Canyon Wren's Rag" is in a few feel extra of a similar, yet all in poetry, a medium within which Fil Lewitt has been operating gradually because the age of fourteen, now not a medium which may ever be perfected, yet one within which there's consistent progress and alter. the various poems are sonnets, and lots of are humorous, notwithstanding Lewitt writes no doggerel; the humor is indwelling, with many puns and performs on phrases. there's additionally a feeling of ask yourself on the unusual worlds all of us inhabit, in addition to the tunes and track inherent in phrases. There are 9 chapters or sections, that are awarded generally chronologically, although ultimately established extra on content material than on strict chronology. The chapters are: "Big River; previous international; suggestion from Uncle Etcetera; Monastery in Ragtime; Potted arms; skinny Air; The slim highway to the a long way East; Mangos in Moonlight; Sonnets To A Muse." every one chapter's poems are from a distinct position and a unique time. Lewitt's poetry isn't really sentimental, neither is it approximately spiritual religion, notwithstanding the poems hint a direction via a existence either one of the spirit of being human and of the character of labor and play. He has been a Zen Buddhist for greater than 40 years. in the event you hate poetry, you most likely will not love it; but when you may also stand poetry, you most likely will. not anything can properly describe a poem, so do this one, titled muddle: "words, / revolving, / too many girls / none loves. // I threw out my furnishings / at the present time: ate an apple, / brown rice in a bowl, eco-friendly tea. / the place are you, / vast river?" Or this line from one other poem: "calling all birds with one notice / whistling within the breeze". Even lengthy after the large bronze bell has been struck, the reverberations proceed outward in waves.

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By Fil Lewitt

"Canyon Wren's Rag," less than the imprint of Fictional agencies, brings jointly 276 poems, containing fifty years, 1960-2010, of the chosen poems of Fil Lewitt, observed by way of a few of his drawings. it's the spouse quantity to "The Zen Follies" (2010), that is an illustrated, non-fiction, typically prose e-book of autobiography, tales, stories, aphorisms, and essays approximately one man's trip into American Zen Buddhism. "Canyon Wren's Rag" is in a few feel extra of a similar, yet all in poetry, a medium within which Fil Lewitt has been operating gradually because the age of fourteen, now not a medium which may ever be perfected, yet one within which there's consistent progress and alter. the various poems are sonnets, and lots of are humorous, notwithstanding Lewitt writes no doggerel; the humor is indwelling, with many puns and performs on phrases. there's additionally a feeling of ask yourself on the unusual worlds all of us inhabit, in addition to the tunes and track inherent in phrases. There are 9 chapters or sections, that are awarded generally chronologically, although ultimately established extra on content material than on strict chronology. The chapters are: "Big River; previous international; suggestion from Uncle Etcetera; Monastery in Ragtime; Potted arms; skinny Air; The slim highway to the a long way East; Mangos in Moonlight; Sonnets To A Muse." every one chapter's poems are from a distinct position and a unique time. Lewitt's poetry isn't really sentimental, neither is it approximately spiritual religion, notwithstanding the poems hint a direction via a existence either one of the spirit of being human and of the character of labor and play. He has been a Zen Buddhist for greater than 40 years. in the event you hate poetry, you most likely will not love it; but when you may also stand poetry, you most likely will. not anything can properly describe a poem, so do this one, titled muddle: "words, / revolving, / too many girls / none loves. // I threw out my furnishings / at the present time: ate an apple, / brown rice in a bowl, eco-friendly tea. / the place are you, / vast river?" Or this line from one other poem: "calling all birds with one notice / whistling within the breeze". Even lengthy after the large bronze bell has been struck, the reverberations proceed outward in waves.

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