Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Review of Aftertaste by William Baer

Aftertaste by William Baer appeared in the Winter 2013 issue of The Virginia Quarterly Review.  Another of Mr. Baer's poems, Tracking Shots, also appeared in the same issue and was reviewed in Songs of Eretz on January 23, 2013.

I can certainly see why VQR published two poems by this poet in its most recent issue.  What a voice has Mr. Baer!  Aftertaste sings of love long lost and how such a loss diminishes all the lingering pleasures of life.  The last three lines of the poem rhyme, driving the message home like picking the petals off a flower and crying, "she loves me not, she loves me not, she loves me not."  Wow!

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