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Shattering Air

By: David Biespiel

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About This Title

The poetry of David Biespiel is lyrical and sensual, celebrating the physical facts and pleasures of this world. Many of these poems find their focus in the rural Southwest of Oklahoma and Texas where Biespiel grew up, and on the beaches and coasts of the Pacific Northwest where the author now lives. Bayous and lilacs, sanderlings and willows, and young lovers on a diving platform at 3 a.m., become, in Shattering Air, emblems for the correspondence between the natural world and the human spirit. This is David Biespiel's first poetry collection.

Self-portrait as Maniac

Stiff elbow, crick-neck,
I awake in the fine state.

Stars wide-eye the yonder,
Fog like sheep's yoke,

Night flushes blood-
Complaints back

Into dew. I don't
Conspire with air

Or wind or sand.
I've stepped aside,

My mind like rain.
God, how will I find the stones

Whittled with sun
And tesseried on the hill

That are motionless as sheep?
They're singing laments.

I must nuzzle with them.

©BOA Editions, Ltd 1996

Available editions:
Cloth ISBN: 1-880238-34-9
Price: $20.00
Publishing Date: January 1996
Paperback ISBN: 1-880238-35-7
Price: $12.50
Publishing Date: January 1996