The Bare Plum of Winter Rain

Patrick Lane


The Bare Plum of Winter Rain

The Bare Plum of Winter Rain

  • Title: The Bare Plum of Winter Rain
  • Author: Patrick Lane
  • ISBN: 9781550172263
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Paperback



The Bare Plum of Winter Rain is the latest collection of poetry by award winning poet Patrick Lane, author of than 20 published books of poetry An icon in the Canadian literary scene, Lane has won nearly every literary prize in Canada, including the Governor General s Award for Poetry in 1979 for Poems, New and Selected, the Canadian Authors Association Award fo The Bare Plum of Winter Rain is the latest collection of poetry by award winning poet Patrick Lane, author of than 20 published books of poetry An icon in the Canadian literary scene, Lane has won nearly every literary prize in Canada, including the Governor General s Award for Poetry in 1979 for Poems, New and Selected, the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry in 1988 for Selected Poems and the Dorothy Livesay Prize for poetry in 1996 for Too Spare, Too Fierce Gathering together the last five years worth of work, The Bare Plum of Winter Rain is an evocative collection, boldly exploring themes that range from meditations on the death of a mother, to love, sex and poverty, all with the craft and success of a master poet From the stunning title poem, The Bare Plum of Winter Rain, to the spirited love poems Cunt and Vulva, Lane has created an exciting mix of style, voice and rhythm reaffirming his place among the top poets in Canada and the world.


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The Instrument of your povertyis an infinite departure, the hawk unseenuntil you see him without preyin the bare plum of winter rain.He rests inside hungerand he does not sing today.How rare the gesture we makewith nothing. It is of the spirit an withoutvalue. The bare plum, the winter rainand the hawk seeing what you cannot say.These steady accretions, yet allowing themto stay as you stay with music after musicplays, and of course there is always,always hunger, and, of course, poverty,and the b [...]

Lane's The Bare Plum of Winter is not poetry from the right or the left side of the brain. Words percolate from the heart through a vein seemingly reaching the gist of human life. In his book Lane continues to extend his gaze into that which is missing: a space, yet not an emptiness from which everything appears to be born from: "The night of my conception I wasn't there./My father searched among the broken boards/and the dust of the rooms, my mother/behind him, her hand on his heavy back,/her m [...]

I picked this up after hearing Patrick Lane and Lorna Crozier on The Next Chapter on CBC radio. He read a poem from the book, The Macaroni Song, and I was so impressed I went home and ordered the book from my library right away.I won't say I was disappointed because I wasn't; disappointment wasn't possible since other than that one poem I had no idea what to expect. What I will say is that the whole collection didn't speak to me as much as hearing Lane read The Macaroni Song did.It was a nice co [...]

It has been a number of years since I last read Patrick Lane's poetry. Not for the faint of heart, this book is gritty and powerful. Dark poems that also are loving and filled with gratitude. I am glad that I stumbled upon it in the bookstore and bought it on impulse.

As always Patrick Lane shares his heart,is mind and his soul through his poetry! Once again I am inspired!


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