Poetry – from a deployment
Poetry – does this conjure up dimly remembered memorization of ” a host of golden daffodils” or “shall I compare thee to a summers day”. Do we have a new view of it for you! A milspouse blog friend, who is a poet of note, has published a new book of poetry. Her name is Jehanne Dubrow, and the book is “Stateside”. She is in the middle of a deployment, and wrote this book after the last deployment that she and her Navy spouse went through. Two of the poems were chosen for NPR’s Art Beat – here’s links to both of them.
Against War Movies poem
Nonessential Equipment Poem They struck such a chord for me – “Against War Movies” – how many of us haven’t been able to watch the latest war movie during deployment!
When reading poetry, I tend to “nibble” at the collection, not “gulp” it down the way I do with prose. Both of these pieces were a great appetizer, and I’m going to enjoy this feast of poetry.
Have you sampled “Stateside”? If you haven’t, go get it. If you have, share with us!