Monday, February 27, 2012

Does Your House Have Lions?

Does Your House Have Lions?  Sonia Sanchez
Weight: 3.8 oz
Method of Disposal: Leaving Somewhere

It seems like in the late nineties I was buying a lot of current literature.  I was buying things and reading them the same year they came out.  I must have been more adventurous then.  Really, I am sure it was just that I had more time, money, and a bookstore employee discount.  If I buy or check out a book now, I usually look for a nonfiction topic I am into or for an author I know.  I am embarrassed to say that I do not give many new writers a chance—unless I read a good short story from them.  I miss the days of grabbing a book off the shelf and taking it home just because of the title, because it spoke to me, or because I happened to like the color in that moment.  

I just re-read Does Your House Have Lions?  There is something about the poetry surrounding illness and death that engulfs me, almost drowns me.  I have not read a lot of poetry in recent years, and I absolutely have learned that I cannot write it.  I respect someone who can, and I did enjoy this book when I first read it in the nineties and still now.


  1. The perfect photo for this...

  2. My lion is the most badass lion of them all. Who needs multiple?