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Blue Himalayan Poppies (2001) [Collection]
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Ruzesky applies his fully matured and honed skills to the creation of a stunning fresco that spans the universal dilemma of life itself: the haunting and invigorating importance of family and lifelong friends ("the way the sudden memory of someone/surprizes the mind"), both the comfort and the solitude brought about by love, the ever-present desire of escape and the ever ending circle of the routine, destruction and most importantly, regeneration.

In Blue Himalayan Poppies, a borrowed book becomes a stolen token of intimate love, a looming mushroom cloud signifies a teenage couple's belief in the overriding power of human vitality, an empty hotel room turns into a scene of lust so intense and unbridled that it could only be a product of a maid's imagination and a common household is transformed into a glowing Garden of Eden by a sidewalk chalk artist. Jay Ruzesky's exploration of everyday life is a boon and a treasure to us all; he offers the big picture, in which he is just as likely to inform little plastic men found under the couch that "grief/is the other side/of the pleasure your faces speak of" as he is to relate the astonishment of looking into the night sky and realizing "Oh my god, it's full of stars."

Contents:
1.
Long Beach
Lending Library
It Was Good to Grow Up with the Bomb
Controlled Burn
The Moon Changes, Even as Your Mind
Skating
Long Distance
Storm
Breath
Flight 3625: Vancouver to Toronto
Chestermanís Beach
Gardenia

2.
Glass Eye
The Sky That Night
A Map of the Western States
Jane
On First Looking over Chapman Motors
Life on Mars
Faithful Street
Ministry
Mies van der Rohe
Albino Crow
The Myth of Sisyphus
Jumper
A Story
Chickadee Poem
Sailing

3.
The Creation of Adam
Fishing with the Boy
Star
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
The Green-Eyed Monster
Lombard Street
Switchback
Last Judgement
Portrait of a Child with Fever
Drinking Song
Face
The Golden Pheasant
The Tyndall Effect
Blue Himalayan Poppies

Original title: Blue Himalayan Poppies
Original languages: English

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Genre: PoetryVerse


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Edition #1: Blue Himalayan Poppies

Blue Himalayan Poppies (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Manifested in:

Blue Himalayan Poppies (October 5, 2001)

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 0889711763
Dimensions: 5.3 x 7.5 x 0.3
Pages: 112

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