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  Introduction to World Ward II
  by Jim Bennett
     

 

WORLD WARD II

 

Depending on how you look at it is either a long poem segmented for ease of reading or a sequence of poems around a theme.  Either way Lynn Strongin has created a sequence which is rich in ideas, images and language.  Her writing has integrity and skill; and her use of comparison and juxtaposition are often
startling.  Here in these extended pages we have the pleasure of taking a journey of discovery which is revealing, questioning and insiteful.  

 

The poem is in two parts and these are on the following two pages.  They are long pages so download times will vary.

 

Part 1        Part 2

 

WORLD WARD II

by Lynn Strongin

 

(again for Cassandra & Suchoon

in thanks for listening)

 

© December 2006

Lynn Strongin


 

CONTENTS:

 

PART ONE: Prince Ishamel, Caspar Hauser

Saint Francis on a Disc of Snow

Sometimes, you get really Blessed

Once, I wanted to go home again

Little Bird

Divisible Street

Caspar Hauser I

Caspar Hauser II (“where there is no nerve there is no altar)

Wick

The Patience of Iron     of God

Mullioned Window

When one chopstick is longer than the other

Thin windows in children’s prison

Fold-after-fold

Nerve Pain & Tallow

No Fears Team can Iron

A Scythe in the Bone

 

PART TWO: World Ward II

Stop at the White

Iron till Steam Triangle Cools

Our Breaks, Blunders

Hunger Took me Out

Wick

North & South

“You Can Touch my Wings”

Stained Glass Quilt

World Ward II


 

 


 


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