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I NEVER TOLD AND OTHER POEMS by Myra Cohn Livingston


by Myra Cohn Livingston

Pub Date: March 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-689-50544-2
Publisher: McElderry

A new assortment of captured moments, observations small and large, sharp opinions, memories, and mood pieces, cast in a variety of forms from the concrete poetry of ``Niagara: Canadian Horseshoe Falls'' to the Japanese formality of ``Moon: Two Views.'' Many of the poems concern travel—``Flying West,'' ``Morning at Malibu,'' ``Rocky Mountains: Colorado''; several are linked by an autumnal air—``Tomato vines wither./ Daisies turn brown...'' and, again, ``August/ daisies turn brown/ and wither, their tangled hair/ mussing up...'' or ``Under the dusty windowsill./ Dust on the spider, dust on her kill''; still others have an antiwar stance, or commemorate some quotidian event. Livingston uses simple, clear language, and her voice is generally childlike, though it shades toward an adult point of view in ``Give Me Books, Give Me Wings'' and, perhaps, ``I Would Have Come.'' A good showcase for this versatile poet. (Poetry. 9-12)