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"Peach," by D. H. Lawrence (read by Xe Sands)

Xe Sands on July 13, 2012 07:13

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    GOING PUBLIC 7.13.12: "Peach," by D. H. Lawrence

    It's a weakness, I confess it right out. I have a weakness for Lawrence. I can't call it a fondness as that would imply "like," but there is obsession and there is reluctant love...and neither are the same as "like." So here we are then.

    Yesterday, via the Paris Review (on Twitter), I came across a collection of Lawrence's poetry that I don't remember knowing about, although I admit that when I started reading them, there was a visceral familiarity about them that I couldn't memory perhaps? Who knows. All I do know is that the opening and closing lines "Pomegranate" made my breath catch in my throat.

    In exploring a few of the others, I came across "Peach," and it felt simply right for this week's offering. I can't explain (and wouldn't if I could), so don't bother asking, but there was a synchronicity about it that appealed to me.

    If you choose to pick up this collection, fair warning: this is Lawrence with the gloves off (shredded as they were anyway). This is David Herbert slapping you in the face with it, grabbing you by the hair, not allowing you to look away...without apology.

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