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Poetry Friday: The Weight of the Sky by Lisa Ann Sandell

July 4th, 2008 (09:43 am)
thirsty

Current Mood: thirsty
Current Song: What's Another Day by Maria Mena

The light in the houses
glow with a warmth and a peace
that I had once,
that I kept in my pocket.
That I kept there
for my own
like a secret.
But now,
I think
maybe it was never mine.

- a passage from Page 267 of the verse novel The Weight of the Sky by Lisa Ann Sandell

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Comments

Posted by: booksters (booksters)
Posted at: July 4th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)

That is an amazing piece of poetry. My mom loved Lisa Ann's first book.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 5th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)

Hi there! I did as well. I plan on quoting Song of the Sparrow in a future Poetry Friday post.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: July 5th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
TadMack says: :)

I love Lisa Ann Sandell's work. Not everyone can work the novel-in-verse thing, but boy, she can. Thanks for the reminder.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 5th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
Re: TadMack says: :)

:)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: July 7th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)

Wow. That's incisive. And beautiful. I'll have to track down this book.

Jules, 7-Imp (still reading Generation Dead and WILL send it, once I'm done. I'm just slow these days)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 7th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)

I liked Weight of the Sky, but I _really_ liked Song of the Sparrow.

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