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umbrellas rising, haiku by William McCrea Ramsey


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umbrellas rising is William Ramsey’s depiction of the journey of a fluid self. Through these poems he recounts the tragedies, transitions, and personal uplifts in our post-modern era, wherein malleable social constructions are replacing the fixed, transcendent certainties of earlier times, creating unease, and even angst. In responding to these destabilizing circumstances, the “narrator” of these poems often reflects in the haiku way of wonder, as haiku’s subtle shifts in perception dislodge reason to plant new intuitions.

                    a firefly’s gleam
                    plumbing the cosmos
                    just that much

my path to the path
to the cabin in the woods —
          to use loneliness

          brushing new oils
          into my landscape sky —

                    to improve heaven

ISBN: 978-1-947271-49-4
Pages: 62
Size: 4.25″ x 6.5″
Binding: perfect softbound

This reprinted edition may vary slightly in format, but contains all the content of the original Red Moon Press edition.

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