Sakura Park: Poems by Rachel Wetzsteon
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Cramming more poems down my throat for poetry month!
Umbrella Weather was probably my favorite.
"...I’m foreign, I’m freakish, I’m out of the loop
until a storm comes and I’m in it again
only deeper now, with a smile no news can ruin."
The other highlights to me were the haiku form poems. Flaneur Haiku is about walking around "her city," NYC, a theme she returns to often, but I think she shines in this more limited format of an extended form haiku.
I also loved Blue Octavo Haiku, which starts with:
"In fat armchairs sat
indolence and impatience,
plotting my downfall."
your indestructible core;
leaving it alone."