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A Sweet Balance Sep 17, 2008
Buntin's poetry has a seductive music that sweeps you right into the poems. The poems in Riverfall are both lyric and narrative, and provide that sweet balance of tension and story, with moments of grace and quiet. His metaphors are particularly powerful and surprising: "the limp crucifix/of a tangled skate." Each poem unfolds into a new landscape, while at the same time creating a collage of images that help us see our world in a fresh way. This book stays under the wing of the heart, long after you've finished reading.
A highly recommended read for poets and students of nature alike Apr 3, 2006
Simmons B. Buntin diligently presents Riverfall as a showcase of his poetic skills, and his true appreciation of the beauty in nature that is always surrounding him. Readers will feel contentment while reading Riverfall, as Buntin poetically gives back to nature a beautiful thanks for its beautiful being. A highly recommended read for poets and students of nature alike, Riverfall is sure to delight its readers no matter which genre preference they might have. If A Spider Can: She spills her golden silk against the wind:/miles of drifting line//are free until, latching the broken reeds,/she is anchored. Perhaps the delicate//spider will catch a black fly, or a moth./Perhaps midge or brown darter.//But in that chaotic beauty of web, the light/geometry of thread and wind,//there is more. she eyes the red-winged/blackbird. Her silver orbs focus on belted//kingfisher. She dances madly/on thoughts of gallinule.//Beyond the sawgrass a boy leans/against the wind as his kite climbs://if the golden twine is long enough/perhaps he can tangle a gull.//Perhaps he'll snare the arcing jest.