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Free read è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Yusef Komunyakaa A new and intimate collection from one of America's most important poetsThe latest collection from one of our preeminent poets The Chameleon Couch is also one of Yusef Komunyakaa's most personal to date As in his breakthrough work Copacetic Komunyakaa writes again of music as muse from a blues club in the East Village to the shakuhachi of Basho Beginning with Canticle this varied new collection often returns to the idea of poem as hymn ethereal and haunting as Komun. Finalist for the 2011 National Book Award These are smart poems about life and identity but I really gravitated toward those with music imagery This is my favoriteOde to the GuitarThe strings tremble traverseback up through that otherstrong muscle singing blood guilt Press a finger down the message changes into blame beauty into the scent of a gardenrising from peat moss brimstonethe frets shaped neck worked caressed into a phantom limbof hope Does it have anything to dowith how the player's shoulder bladescurve out as if bowing over an altaror how the doors of day nightspring open made to bridge differences Chance is frettedtill love moans swell in a gourdhanging on an unknotted vineThe strings hum inside stoneundoing all the bright hooksof promise stitched into silk printed cloth Each notetrue as a bone turning to dustsuspended like an old beliefblooming from hush bluescries on the horizon Catgut wood breathe together tillthere's a beckoning left uivering in the dark

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Summary Ý The Chameleon Couch ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ A new and intimate collection from one of America's most important poetsThe latest collection from one of our preeminent poets The Chameleon Couch is also one of Yusef Komunyakaa's most personal to date As in his breakthrough work Copacetic Komunyakaa w Pastoral minded verse The poems seek the cracks beneath the landscape whether New York or Ghana or Poland finding in each elements of wisdom or unexpected beauty The collection is sensually beautifully relaxed in rhetoric; in poems like Cape Coast Castle Komunyakaa reminds us of his gift for combining the personal with the universal one moment addressing a lover the next moving the focus outward until both poet and reader are implicated in the book's startling world. Beautiful dense remarkable poems Reading this book is like eating rich chocolate cake You have to do it slowly and savor Many stunning gems in here by a poet with true mastery and a distinctive voice Not an easy read by any means but worth the effort

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The Chameleon CouchYakaa reveals glimpses of memory myth and violence With contemplations that spring up along walks or memories conjured by the rhythms of New York Komunyakaa pays tribute than ever before to those who came before himThe book moves seamlessly across cultural and historical boundaries evoking Komunyakaa's capacity for cultural excavation through artifact and place The Chameleon Couch begins in and never fully leaves the present an urban modernity framed brilliantly in. rating B There are some wonderful poems in here Poems that explore race and ethnicity and love and desire and fun things too Yusef K has a wonderful way with words but sometimes his adjectives are not as helpful as they should be as in they seem to give weird characteristics to objects M favorite poems were the ones I did not have to have outside knowledge to decipher them I do not object to such types of poems but just the sort of knowledge reuired here was not the kind that I had on hand I would definitely read Yusef K again