Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Untouched by Morning, Poetry review

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.

I enjoyed 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 illuminating.