Sharon Morris

False Spring

£8.95

Date: 2007
Dimensions: 216 x 138mm
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781904634456
Pages: 96
Artist: Sharon Morris

In Sharon Morris’ first collection, the poems are both meditations on mortality and nature, and sharp edged celebrations of life- in turn tender, incantatory, quotidian and elegiac. Its three sections describe three different places, metaphorically and geographically: in ‘False Spring’ the poet takes us out into the open spaces, the wildernesses at the edge of the city of San Francisco, touching on the myth of Persephone. This mythic thread is carried on though ‘Rome’, where the city’s overlaid histories parallel the tension between what is revealed and what is hidden, while the final section ‘Salt of Almonds’, through the image of the desert in Spain speaks of what will persist and endure.

 

False Spring