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Arrow Pointing North
David Dodd Lee

Four Way
2002 • 68 pp. 6 x 9 1/4"

$13.95 Paperback, 978-1-884800-41-2

David Dodd Lee’s speaker responds to his wife’s debilitating illness and the threat it poses to their life together by immersing himself in Nature’s dark order: “Late afternoons, in the fall, while the children / Chase each other with their paper horses, / ...the bones of digested songbirds / Thud down / Onto soft green beds, pine needles and moss.” His poems combat physical limitations with a heightening of the senses, and the opening of a symbolic realm: “That landscape of spectral forms / We glide through, silently, unable to speak...”

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