Sharp Golden Thorn
poems by Chard deNiord
Poetry. In this follow-up to the award-winning collection Asleep in the Fire, CharddeNiord's verse ranges from the quirkily amusing to the deeply lyrical and meditative, even mystical. Although we come to know the touchstones and totems of the poet's life in New England, the work is essentially unrestrained by geography or time, ranging as far afield as the poet's imagination allows. A master of the emphatic statement, the clearproposition about the world, deNiord presents a poetry that has absorbed the deep imagery of the last fifty years and the moral philosophy of the last five hundred. SHARP GOLDEN THORN reveals that Chard deNiord is one of the most outstanding poets at work today.