Selected Poems Volume Two:
Through Waves of Light a Cloud Draws Down Kindred Breath
Volume Two of Selected Poems reflects Bishop’s diverse and divergent style ranging from heart-rending lyrics to poignant narratives, monologues and plays. Generally her style mirrors the concerns of indigenous people and the mysterious nature of image and metaphor bursting upon the stage of life. In her work she struggles against the diaspora of time, aging and the ability to restore the strength of remembrance, memoir and epiphany. Without the gift of poetry, we cannot celebrate the soul’s astonishment and grace that transforms and shapes the life experience.