Krech (left) Thurston Moore (Right)
This is a book of simple poems that speak of balance, harmony, and the eternal. They remind of me of the still sheet of some isolated pond that is slightly broken by a stone cast on its waters.
So it follows Krech has a poem “Art Therapy”: “To paint the big picture/ w/exquisite detail/ &economy of words. / No easy task. I choose/ to break off smaller chunks/ & make what I can
of them. / throwing pebbles in a pond.”
And here is a well-rendered picture of the simple beauty of a meal eaten over the Bay of Tangiers: “Ramadan Evening (Tangiers 1989)”:
I see people sitting at tables
looking over the By of Tangiers
hot steam rising
from their bowls.
Poised/ Time Suspends/ Sky Darkens.
The muezzin cries.
After giving thanks
A fine collection of quiet, calming and crafted poetry by Richard Krech.
Doug Holder/ Ibbetson Update
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