Fans of Martin Willitts, Jr.’s work will not be disappointed by his new collection, brimming with the delicate anguish, the joyous relief, of a seeker in his prime. As a bonus, the cover art is another of Martin’s haunting paper cuts.
LETTING ANGER GO Your mind is troubled, a broken hornet’s nest. Trees bring their lips close to the long-ago winds. You bring a basket of sorrow. The slowest brook is stillness moving. It is the temperature of a wing in air-draft. Hornets are in your heart. Concentrate your mind through the eye of a needle. Peace is a lavish tapestry of singing. The stars are just beginning. Cherry blossoms fall at your feet.