His hand are folded over the top of an implement, but his eyes and expression draw us into his world, so many seasons with their own languages and response, weariness, and a sorrow we cannot turn away from because it is so powerful, reminding us of the depth, breadth and weight of a life that turns with the years, filled with demands we are unable to ignore. His eyes draw us into his inner being, experiences that so many of us are unaware of or simply turn away from. But he holds a world which includes the sky, the earth and the knowledge of how to walk through trying times head on with so much strength and dignity.
Marguerite Guzman Bouvard is the author of 12 books of poetry, two of which have won awards including The MassBook Award for Poetry. Her latest book of poems Shades of Meaning appeared in late February 2022. Her poems have been widely published around the world such as in Sukoon and the Deronda Review. She is a former professor of Poetry, Political Theory and International Relations.Her website is http://www.margueritegbouvard.net