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sine qua non: haiku of Elliot Nicely


“With a nod to T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, Nicely considers nature, time, faith, death and love. As such, ‘darkness edges in’ and readers will feel the pain of heartbreak and loss. The poet reminds us that it’s connection that counts, and that if we take our chances, as he has done, then we will arrive at a rich and deeply resonant life.”
— Chad Lee Robinson

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“Nicely’s keen observations of the heart illuminate the absolute goodness of living deeply and richly into ‘the breadth of a prairie dawn’ and ‘the black between the stars.’ In the lyrical voice of a tender spirit amid the world’s unrelenting noise, these poems remind us that the quiet fire of a full life is a treasure beyond compare.”
— Jennifer Hambrick

quarry lake:
a ghost tree rises
out of the moon

autumn migration
the pull of my son’s hand
from mine

the day after
her first communion —
cicada shells

alzheimer’s patient . . .
a familiar creak
from the rocking chair

ISBN: 978-1-958408-44-5
Pages: 108
Size: 4.25″ x 6.5″
Binding: perfect softbound
Year Published: 2024

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