Celestial Bodies

Celestial BodiesSidney Wade

Louisiana State University Press, 2002
ISBN: 0807128252

This vibrant collection of poems explores the intricate connections between body and soul, between the heart and the world that steadily calls to it. In language that frequently transgresses and sometimes transcends the standards of diction and syntax, Sidney Wade celebrates language’s pleasures and its essential relation to the sensual and spiritual dimensions of an introspective and generally genial sensibility. Handling some of the most venerable of poetic subjects in the freshest lyric and colloquial expression, Celestial Bodies is a festival of sense and sound, not unmarked by the sadness that underlies and sometimes measures the passages of any honestly examined life.

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