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Polishing the Pestoskey Stone: New & Selected Poems
Polishing the Pestoskey Stone New Selected Poems
Author: Luci Shaw (Editor)
ISBN-13: 9780877886587
ISBN-10: 087788658X
Publication Date: 3/7/2000
Pages: 288
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Publisher: Shaw
Book Type: Hardcover
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A collection of the poetry of Luci Shaw.
From the dust jacket: "At first glance Petoskey stones are not particularly attractive, almost indistingushable from other dull, grey, shore stones. But if you have sharp eyes you can pick them out...You have to work the stones wet, rubbing away at the rough greyness, rinsing in clear water, then rubbing, rinsing, until you achieve a gloss...The surface is semi-transparent; that is, when the stone is burnished smooth as glass you can see deep into it, as if to its 'soul', and feel that it is looking back at you, as each of us looks back at God with our inner eyes when we sense he is focusing in on us...
I feel like a Petoskey stone, once grey and dull, but now achieving a gloss that shows it for what it is. And I know who is doing the polishing."