Thursday, February 16, 2012
let it be now
robert collet tricaro
Finishing Line Press 2011
"Life's theme is accretion, sapling
and fawn. Each seeking to add..."
The poems in "let it be now" is a Spartan chap book of couplets; they
reach for the quiet tones:
"As though taking hold of the ends of a rope
we jump at a pace that builds
as the music gathers. We hear
countless lines of repetitive
interlacing melodies. Piccolos
jump in, as to dismiss notions..."
Most of the poems in this chapbook, read with an expectation
and a loss, but the couplets hold each line in the way only a
good writer can hold the theme, line by line. Tricaro
writes with confidence in what is being put before us, the reader.
"The iris of my mind
becomes a cobalt stillness..."
Ibbetson Street Press