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The Pure Inconstancy of Grace.

The Pure Inconstancy of Grace

Richard St. John

Truman State University Press

100 East Normal Street, Kirksville, MO 63501-4221

9781931112499, $14.95 http://tsup.truman.edu 1-800-916-6802

Written by Richard St. John, The Pure Inconstancy of Grace is a compilation of free-verse poetry distinguished by the naturally elegant patterning of words and concepts. Both mundane and spiritual topics are touched upon, in the course of bemusing life's greatest mysteries. Highly recommended. "Heidegger's Pear": Imagine a pear. First, its freckled, golden / surface, then the freckles softening / to oozy spots of brown. The pear's dissolution / not a thing that happens to a pear, but one / with its very being, with it from the first / green node upon the stem. But, unlike man, / the pear cannot imagine / what its death might mean: not just / a world without the fragrance of this one pear--gone. Not just / a world without the fizzy orchards / leafing out in spring. The possibility- / the shock--of a not-a-world-at-all, / and no one to imagine one again. / The possibility that signifies "the measureless / impossibility" of anything--the absent / dark, dark soil, from which / these fragile blossoms grow.
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