Less than Tragedy

~

dense remnants of sky
are crushed into exhaustion
inside neutron stars

hot pulses, i have
felt from weakness with
my concentration

energetically
behind cold matter i am
less than tragedy.

___

© Ben Ditmars 2017

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Book Review: Within the Heart of Silence by James William Peercy and Jacqueline E. Smith

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Within the Heart of Silence

by James William Peercy and Jacqueline E. Smith

4/5 stars

Within the Heart of Silence is great ekphrastic poetry, blending images with words that often read like music. I enjoyed the touch of agelessness presented by Smith’s photography and Peercy’s verse. The rhyming did not always work for me, but I appreciated its structure. Definitely a great book to read outside in the woods.