GIVEAWAY OF AL GORE’S NEW BOOK AND FROM GREEN TO GOLD DESCRIBED IN THE LAST PARAGRAPH!
We’re joining Eco-Libris and 99 other book bloggers in reviewing 100 books that were published in an eco-friendly manner. Eco-Libris organized this event (see our post about Eco-Libris and Kim’s interview on their blog) to highlight both the need for and availability of books printed on recycled paper or FSC-certified paper. “Although there’s so much hype around e-books, books printed on paper dominate the book market, and we want them to be as environmentally sound as possible ,” explains Raz Godelnik, co-founder and CEO of Eco-Libris. “Very few books are currently printed responsibly and we hope this initiative will bring more exposure to “green” books. Through this campaign we want to encourage publishers to get greener and readers to take the environment into consideration when purchasing books.”
We are so happy to join today’s blogging event. Since I am trying to read more poetry, I decided to chose From Green to Gold by Harold Enrico as our review book. This poetry collection is not only printed in a green manner, the poems themselves evoke an awareness of the beauty of nature and life. I experienced a sense of melancholy and an awareness of the beauty of every moment as I read the poems.
The theme of the time passing repeatedly occurs: in the appropriately named “Time,” time is ”the mongrel bitch, limping along on three legs . . . She holds a bleeding forepaw tightly against her chest and whimpers from time to time.” Even more poignant for me was “Marston-Bigot, Somerset” which describes the antics of WWII soldiers on New Years Eve at a temporary encampment juxtaposed with the animals (badger, mole) that will continually be present in an ongoing cycle of life.
Several poems refer to aging, another aspect of time. My favorite is ”Kontrapunkt” with the repeating lines “I crave another body. This one will never do.” References to autumn and winter as stand ins for aging Read the rest of this entry »