Monday, February 25, 2013

Frailty and a Fallen World

Facing NatureFacing Nature by John Updike
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Best known for his fiction, John Updike was also a fine poet, whose verses bring the reader into the same universe as his prose. Updike here addresses themes of the body's frailty, how ages informs our vision of the flawed world, and our responses to all sorts of decay. His is an earthy and often humorous spirituality. These poems are also well crafted and accessible. This volume was a joy to read.

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