Graven Images: Poems

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Sunstone Press, 2008 - Poetry - 93 pages
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The introspective poems of "Graven Images" do not always honor mankind (God-Men) or womankind (Goddess-Women), but recognizes men and women as only being human. Women and men share a propensity to commit a varied assortment of human (inhuman) acts. These acts often arise from self-deception, self-appreciation and self-love. The author taps into his feminine side to present different perspectives, but recognizes that the human animal is just difficult to understand. Mike Sutin is a commercial lawyer in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and serves as pro-bono counsel to PEN New Mexico and the New Mexico Book Association. His poems have appeared in local, regional, and national small presses, and anthologies. His first book, "Voices from the Corner/Voces del Rincon," a unique one-person anthology, greeted with critical acclaim, is a poetic investigation into idiosyncrasies gathered from the corners of complex Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo interrelationships in New Mexico. An astute observer of the human condition, his insights into Santa Fe's societal and cultural life cycles continued in his second book "Naked Ladies on the Road" (Sunstone Press, 2005), a poetic study of the City Different's celebrated Canyon Road. Recognition of Mike's position as a major lawyer-poet in the United States is evidenced by his inclusion in "Off the Record," a poetry anthology of the Legal Studies Forum, representing the first effort of a United States legal journal to devote an entire issue to poetry. A member of the Santa Fe Live Poets' Society, he has lived in New Mexico since 1946. An adherent to the old school of meter and rhyme, his poems are full of sharp, witty lines, sometimes deceptively complex, with candor, power and poignancy, often illuminating the glorious absurdities of our lives.
 

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Contents

Late October Run
15
Space Race
17
Shuttle Diplomacy
18
With Joy
19
Naked in the Sun
22
Lifes Purpose
23
Heave Offering
25
Fetal Female Earth
26
Miriam
50
Let Us Stay
51
Nail Drivin Man
52
Elegy for Phrases
53
Set in Season
54
Flanges on IBeams
55
In Praise of Slime
56
Crossing the Bar
57

Goddess of the Birth
28
A Walk Below La Bajada
29
Qualachupe A Poem of Death and Life
30
Memories of Mirror
33
The Woman Who Ran Down the Deer
34
The SplitOff Female Mind
35
Contra Costa Canal
36
OTHER DIMENSIONS
37
Give Your Heart to the Hawks
39
Matriarch
41
Spirits of the Season
42
Endangered Species
43
Steel Tubes Wild Pig and Something More
44
Miracle Needed Here
45
The Garden of Eden
46
To Arthur From Guinevere With Love
47
Grendels Dam
48
Еve
49
GODMEN
59
Omaha Beach
61
Survival
64
War Is
65
Arjay
67
To Walk the Waves with Arjay
71
Memorial to Arjay
73
Al Einsteins Eyes
76
John Robinson
77
Toward the Beach
78
Marloweman
80
Meet Joe Black
82
Moments of Majesty
83
Sex Money Power
84
Why We Wept
86
NOTES
87
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