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Ascension (Paperback) (J. Scott Brownlee)

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Set in the drought-plagued landscape of Central Texas, Ascension is a collection of lyric poems that chronicles life in and around Llano, Texas (population 3,033). Brownlee’s poems meditate on the inescapability of place.Organ Solo with Oblivion and GarSkittish fish lay eggsin this shallow stonecleft of an algae chorus. Turn my soul into song,if you can, River Lord. Treat believing the sameas each minnow slipping coin-like into deep murk.Your spirit mimics me unblinking, fishboneface framing brackishabsence, saying, Kneelinto this. Lean low,sinner, & drink. Bitterinfidel, swallow the blackgranite whole if you are notafraid of what comes after it:___________. Live forever.
Set in the drought-plagued landscape of Central Texas, Ascension is a collection of lyric poems that chronicles life in and around Llano, Texas (population 3,033). Brownlee?s poems meditate on the inescapability of place.
Organ Solo with Oblivion and Gar

Skittish fish lay eggs
in this shallow stone
cleft of an algae chorus.
Turn my soul into song,
if you can, River Lord.
Treat believing the same
as each minnow slipping
coin-like into deep murk.
Your spirit mimics me
unblinking, fishbone
face framing brackish
absence, saying, Kneel
into this. Lean low,
sinner, & drink. Bitter
infidel, swallow the black
granite whole if you are not
afraid of what comes after it:
___________. Live forever.
Number of Pages: 36
Genre: Poetry
Sub-Genre: American / General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Pr
Author: J. Scott Brownlee
Language: English
Street Date: October 19, 2015
TCIN: 46775778
UPC: 9781680030457
Item Number (DPCI): 247-52-0452

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