Now and for a Time Paperback / softback
by John Fuller
Paperback / softback
Throughout his long and prolific career, John Fuller has been admired for the way in which he melds levity with serious reflection.
In this beautiful new collection of twenty-one poems he proves himself, once again, a true master of this art.
They take us from birth to death: from a baby's first delightful babblings, to the dignified, measured words of a man surveying his life and marriage, and looking forward into the unknown.
There are moments of great joie de vivre, of pleasure in the earthy things of life; and yet, beyond, there is always a sense of a vaster, more elusive universe.
The snorting of the horses in a field in 'Dreams', the egret on the rock in 'Sentinel': these are nature's mysteries.
To make sense of these, we have language and music. Celebratory, playful, reconciled to the questions that will not be answered, these poems exude a miraculous kind of peace and understanding: 'A point of closure that allows the next/Inevitable sentence to begin'.
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