Tell me about the dream where we pull the bodies out of the lake and dress them in warm clothes again. How it was late, and no one could sleep, the horses. In honor of Valentine’s Day this week, I want to celebrate a book of poems I’m in love with. Richard Siken’s Crush changed poetry for me; after. Crush by Richard Siken, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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My entire body was aching for it. May 08, Pavellit rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I kind of figured it was a reoccurring theme type thing, which I I’d seen this book quoted all over, and I really looked forward to reading it because of those quotes, which I quite liked, but those few that I’d read before even opening the book were almost the only quotes I liked after completing it.

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Hands of the Saddlemaker Nicholas Samaras. They restore to poetry that sense of crucial moment and crucial utterance which may indeed be the great genius of the form. Take off those wet clothes and come over here, by the fire. Books by Richard Siken. Whenever my boyfriend says something callous or I feel like I’ve spent too much time watching crap television, I pick up this book.

What’s left are the raw emotions of the actual experience, which is what great poetry is: Sep 28, Frau Sorge Yuki rated it it was amazing Shelves: Every poem has meaning, and soul and something deeply terrifying about it.


Dec 30, Ferrin rated it it was ok. I’ve read my book numerous times now, and everytime I find something new I didn’t see before.

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Leave a trail of letters like those little sikken of bread we used to dream about. JUST because of these, nothing more, nothing else. Do you want anything I have? One is your father, one is your brother, and the other is your rihcard boyfriend. While this passage, and the book as richarv whole, are certainly dark and sometimes painful to read, there are also many moments when Siken successfully pairs humor with heartbreak and vulnerability.

English Choose a language for shopping. It was really annoying how his moods were shifting through every verse. If you feel like you’ve spent too much time doing crap things. Put your hand to the knob, your mouth to the hand, pick up the bread and devour it. Mar 21, Daniel rated it it was amazing Shelves: It changed me, and I’m not even kidding or exaggerating. Here I am leaving you clues.

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And yes, he raises the moon on a crane and scrubs it until it shines. As they wrestle, you can tell that they have forgotten about God, and they are very hungry.

He pairs image and notion with time and yearning. But I cruah wrong, I don’t know why was this hype about.

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isken It hangs in the air like that, spinning in the air like that. Imagine you are in a field of daisies. I’ve read many books, some of them have taught me about the world, about people, about feelings or ideas. His first volume of poems Crush, was a revelation to me; Crush changed poetry for me.


He also distances himself from the traditional poetic universe, which is stereotyped as serious and Romantic, with rhymed and metered lines about willows or swans. Feb 20, C rated it it was ok Shelves: View all 5 comments. O how the sun shines down.

While the language and energy and pure sensational vision of this poetry might diken into your soul like the whiskey so often invoked in these pages, you will taste the salt of blood on your tongue after you finish richarf Crush —and you will never look at love and the comfort it promises the same way again. Jul 25, JV rated it really liked it Shelves: I kind of figured it was a reoccurring theme type thing, which I usually grow fond of, but it gave off a feel more like the author couldn’t think of other words to use.

Sometimes you need to read a poem a few times before you fully understand it, or you can spend the rest of your life reading a work and still not grasp what is actually about.