David LeCount’s gaining amber (Brussels Sprout Press, 1981) is subtitled “Love Poems for Arla” which should indicate its main preoccupation. At the same time we get a feel for a poet coming to terms with the genre in a personal way, seeking and achieving voice, no easy thing to do in such a short compass.
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Take off your shoes and follow me . . . the tide is sneaking to ChinaSunset through her tortoise-shell barrette, losing, gaining amberReminiscing about Alaska, the third button of her blouse left wildly undone