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Horse Not Zebra

Horse Not Zebra

Nelson, Eric

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General ParentingGeneral PoetryOther Animals

Publisher Price: $17.00

ISBN10: 1947896547
ISBN13: 9781947896543
Publisher: Wind Pubn
Published: Apr 18 2022
Pages: 114
Weight: 0.39
Height: 0.27 Width: 6.00 Depth: 9.00
Language: English

Horse Not Zebra, we learn in the title poem of this collection, refers to advice given to medical students-to look first to the common, not the exotic when diagnosing patients. Eric Nelson embraces that advice in his poems, exploring the common rituals of daily life-family interactions, gardening, long walks with or without dogs, even the clomp of a neighbor's boots can be, for him, a call to attention. He acknowledges the darker moments of history he has lived through and faces intimations of his own mortality, yet persists in doing the hard work of learning how to laugh. His poems invite us to find joy in the quotidian and a way to sing ourselves beyond ourselves.

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