Untouched by Morning is a second chapbook of poetry by Francis Klein. His first, Podebrady, is also available from Amazon, and I gave it high marks.
The poems in this book have a consistent theme, looking at
the lives of those who have completed life. The mind immediately leaps
to a comparison with Spoon River Anthology, but these are on the whole
more sophisticated thoughts on more thoughtful lives.
these poems exactly because they were insightful, looking at the nexus
of life and accomplishment. We are treated, not to superficial
reflection, but to the deeper flash of diamond, entering and