By David Mercier Parsons
Reaching For Longer Water brings the reader, the main compelling of his poems from his past 4 collections, poems hailed via poetry luminaries, Edward Hirsch, Stanley Plumly, Robert Phillips, and Paul Mariani.
THE FRANK GAZE OF WOMEN
After Baudelaire’s “Exotic Scent”
definite, definite, they bestow delights—
not just within the seedy way
we know: they plant something
within the littoral vacancy
and directly there's an ineffable
fire—that forging force
on which a lot more depends
than wheelbarrows & chickens.
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Reaching for Longer Water: New and Selected Poems by David Mercier Parsons