Loon in Late November Water
Loon In Late November Water is about nature, love, and life. It celebrates the vital lifeline of nature, the fragile mortality of life, and the passionate arc of a long-term relationship.
Wonderful poems. Loon Late November Water is my favorite (poem), though I’ve read and reread them all. “The steady millstone of my heart.” The grinding burden-bearing heart.
— Philip Roth
Freya Manfred’s visionary poems range far and deep. I can’t remember when I have read truer or more urgent poetry. She shares Whitman’s American grandness of spirit, but she is a clear-sighted woman of a later age in our national experiment, “a naked voice, surrounded by continents.” These poems nourish me, too, with their evocation of the natural world we humans love together, and call us to “grow in hope with the earth.”
— Connie Wanek, author of Rival Gardens
Ed. Scott King, Red Dragonfly Press, www.reddragonflypress.org. 2008. 102 pgs. (With cover by Manfred's son, Bly Pope, www.popebrothersart.org.)