Literary reviews by Tim Love.
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Saturday, 27 March 1999

"Birth of the Owl Butterflies" by Ruth Sharman (Picador, 1997)

Disappointing. Small ideas tidily executed. Enough for a pamphlet. Often dips for a few poems then recovers only to sink again - e.g. "The Hold" and "The Rain" are ok, then there's the fluffy "Almost Summer" the overlong "The Funeral" and then yet another "old-lady-making-jam" poem. I liked "On Seeing" most.

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1 comment:

  1. I disagree, this poem is my life.
    - R. Sharman

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