Poems by Larsen Bowker

by Larsen Bowker



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/25/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9781665543170

About the Book

BRANCHES WITH GREEN LEAVES My seven year old grandson believes it’s important work to help repair trails I’ve built through rock-strewn mountain property, even asking if we can build new ones to new places…and he believes me when I tell him to hang onto branches with green leaves when he edges down a steep bank to the stream, and his eyes grow big when I tell him about the bones I found in the hollow where deer come down to drink, and when the trail back to the house gets steep, he puts his hand in mine and I know I’m safe for a little while. for Sam

About the Author

In Larsen Bowker’s three Chapbooks and seven books of poetry, his images and metaphors come from a childhood in a small Prairie town in Nebraska with more trees, hills and rivers than massive fields of grain, and found his narrative style growing up in resilient synchronicity of his parents’ polar opposite personalities—physical vigor of his Father’s inventive silence and his Mother’s lubricious loquacity, making it easy for him to believe that all lives grow out of myths and physical images shaping who we are and seek to become. Both athlete and poet, he believes discipline of Body, Mind and Soul forms the character best-suited to avoid discipleship to one of the three…while “our best chance to connect with all three, an elusive, mystical, charismatic state of being we can never quite define, but know for sure when they are in synch, as if they were as distinct as the line of my nose in three way mirrors, or memory of a first kiss.”