Friday, February 10, 2017

Ice Would Suffice by Risa Denenberg

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February 10, 2017

Ice Would Suffice

Risa Denenberg

About This Poem


"The poem came to me as somewhat of a confluence when I came across the Frost poem and heard Leonard Cohen's song 'Who By Fire?' on the same day. It also owes something to Doris Lessing's The Making of the Representative for Planet 8, in which all life on the planet, including sentient beings, becomes extinct during an ice age. I don't have any trouble accepting that human life on our planet is a finite phenomenon. It helps me to cope with our transient difficulties."
—Risa Denenberg


Risa Denenberg is the author of Whirlwind @ Lesbos (Headmistress Press, 2016). She works as a nurse practitioner and lives in Sequim, Washington.

Poetry by Denenberg


Whirlwind @ Lesbos

(Headmistress Press, 2016)

"Electrons" by Ruth Madievsky


"Evolution" by Linda Bierds


"Any Common Desolation" by Ellen Bass




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