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The Wind and the Clock: Poems --- Betsy Sholl | Numéro Cinq
...built on a clash of opposites, a semantic and syntactic confrontation between, yes, wind and clocks, between the wild, scattering forces of nature and the will to control, to order and number, of the domain of clocks (and civilization and man --- it's a romantic poem). But the conflict comes in a series of inflections, beginning with the wind (oh, that wonderful verb "dressed" in the first line --- that almost makes the poem, right there) and backing and forthing with the clock, until, awful to say, the clock wins. And here Sholl magnificently escapes the convention of the poetic confrontation...