Cloud Moving Hands

Reading Cathy Song is like bathing with every window wide open. Her poems are awakenings—recognitions of spirit in simple gestures, reminders of the uncommon music in our common tongue—such that even the elegiac and cautionary become inexplicably pleasing. In these beautiful poems, the body of our language is truly felt in a fresh light.
Mark Cox

These poems, threaded by the teachings of Buddha, examine loss—the death of a loved one, the longing for a child, the yearning for another place and time—and the suffering such attempts transpire, but ultimately the poems are an affirmation that to be born into human life is our greatest opportunity to transform loss and sorrow into awakening joy.

104 Pages, 5.5 x 7.6 in.

September, 2007

isbn : 9780822960003

about the author

Cathy Song

Cathy Song is the author of four previous books of poetry: Picture Bride, winner of the Yale Younger Poets prize; Frameless Windows, Squares of Light; School Figures; and The Land of Bliss.

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