Sunday 24 April 2016

Satisfying Clicking Sound

Finished April 22
Satisfying Clicking Sound by Jason Guriel

This short book of poetry by Canadian poet Jason Guriel, has a lot of sensory poems. Poems that evoke images and sounds but also smells and feels. His poems take everyday situations and add the odd to them, or make you notice something different.
Lines such as:
The snow is rising and erasing
two rakes forgotten on the lawn.
make you think of the snow differently. Instead of falling from the sky, it is rising on the ground, instead of covering things it is erasing them.
His poem "Somewhere in the Piano" makes you think of music differently as he gives us the idea that the music is there within the instrument just waiting for someone to release it.
A book to be savoured and sensed fully.


  1. I've never heard of Jason Guriel, but I'm going to be sure to check him out. His imagery is amazing. Thanks for the introduction!

    1. Glad to hear it Debbie, you won't be sorry.