Difficult Gifts: Poems

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African Books Collective, 2011 - Poetry - 54 pages
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Forty-two poems by Dawn Garisch, a doctor who writes, a poet who walks, a researcher who dances. She lives in Cape Town near the mountain and the sea and has two grown sons. Her last novel, Trespass, was nominated for the Commonwealth Prize in Africa.
 

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Contents

The Edge
Great Fish
Elephant Park
The Proper Use Of Flowers
The Elements
Making Fire
Every man
Cheesemaker
Appointment
The Owls
To My Father Who Died
A Necessary Tearing
Hogsback
The Weakest Link
Saviour
Fated

Bee Man
Two Gifts
Landslide
Leiwater
Switzerland
Another North
Portrait of a Marriage
Home
Dog Days
Drowning
Into The Valley
Slow dozing
Bluebeards gift
To the Sisters
Chapter 249
Over the wall
The Anatomy of Poetry
Blood Delta
History
She said shed had a normal childhood
Love Imagined
On being a single mother living with two adolescent sons
Women swimming
Generation
Miracle
The Difficult Gift
Back cover
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