THE EXPLICIT FLOWER by Louise Townsend Nicholl


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Serene, contemplative poems which have previously appeared in The Saturday Review of Literature as well as review and poetry magazines. The quiet gentleness of nostalgia for things remembered with love mark the five sets of poems which celebrate brief illuminations in the author's experience -- and oriole singing, the ""tinted and slender"" form of the mourning dove, a room at dawn, ""footsteps fallen, leaves blown"". There is a somber music in these, a blending and muting which is achieved through a fine craftsmanship and depth of feeling which never muddies the clarity of line and which creates some affecting and memorable poetry.

Pub Date: Jan. 15th, 1951
Publisher: Dutton