En l'Air by Pamela Herron
Title: En l'Air
Author: Pamela Herron
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About the Collection
Pamela Herron marries humanity and nature in her most recent collection. Her imaginative expression of the deteriorating earth alongside the birth of human culture shed the light on a delicate, often forgotten balance.
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"Do you appreciate lovely imagery that makes you smile? I know I do, and this lovely poetry book is chock full of it. With the “furry five o’clock shadow” of a squirrel-fur paintbrush, the poet manages to paint images for the reader that are as light as air, as the title suggests. Filled with fun surprises that brought a few chuckles, a couple smiles, and several sighs, the writer puts her work together like “Snow-covered puzzle pieces/On a sky-blue tablecloth.” And all you can feel is loveliness.
She compares human habits and behaviors to the more humble and supportive behaviors of animals, who are described as having a greater respect for single parents, and for each other. She also talks about animals that mate for life, specifically, swans and wolves, which may be some knowledge that I might have slept through in high school, but are interesting facts. Writing literature is always an opportune moment to impart knowledge, so I find these little tidbits to very charming additions."