An Ever River by David Russell

| June 26, 2020 | Leave a Comment

This collection spans over four decades of the author’s literary activity, and includes some items written in the early 1960s. The title poem states the dominant theme: the river flows in perpetuity, a witness to history: it often nourishes, it sometimes destroys – is often polluted, is sometimes purified. Humanity negotiates with it, sometimes benignly, sometimes malignly. There are natural disasters and man-made disasters, which face each other in this collection. There is a sense of global panorama, together with microscopic observations to illuminate the essence of the mundane, the apparently trivial. All the causes for despair are spelled out, but there is a final feeling of light and hope.  
~By David Russell

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