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07/22/2013

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Because I love Sally's poems, and because they are among my favorite poems, and because I absolutely do not have the ability, or the knowledge, or the right vocabulary to review a book of poetry, and because I knew you would do an excellent job of it, I have been waiting for this review. You are spot on, not only in what you say about Sally's book, but in that wonderful paragraph that begins "We want Catholic art...." That's exactly what we want, or should want.

AMDG

I'm glad you think so. I'm not that pleased with it but I didn't want it to end up on the long list of Stuff I Never Got Around To. At least it gets the word out a bit.

Thank you, Maclin. I'm really overwhelmed, not least because you've articulated everything that I believe about what the words "Catholic" and "art" ought to mean when they stand next to each other.

You're most welcome. It's mighty fine work. As I said to my son Jesse about an album he made, even if you were never to write anything else you could always look at this and know you had done something you could be proud of. I liked it even more as I was reading here and there in it yesterday while writing the review.

You are spot on, not only in what you say about Sally's book, but in that wonderful paragraph that begins "We want Catholic art...." That's exactly what we want, or should want.

I agree. Years ago I asked a priest friend of mine if he knew of any good Catholic novels he could recommend. He asked what I meant by that, but I couldn't articulate it.

well that was very enjoyable.

Days flung themselves like burning moths

Against the windows, and the way you slurped

Your morning coffee made me want to shoot you.

I laughed out loud!

There's a marriage-related poem in the book that I like even better. It opens with the couple saying their vows "in front of everyone we know, and also God". Brilliant. It also deals with socks.:-)

Excellent!

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