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Author:
R. T. Smith
ISBN13:
978-0807120521
ISBN:
0807120529
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Publisher:
LSU Press (July 1, 1996)
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Poetry
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Spiritual and universal truths do not vary regardless of continent or belief system.

The collection arcs with rigorous unity of vision from the secular to the heights of spiritual rapture, until the demarcation between world and spirit finally begins to blur. Spiritual and universal truths do not vary regardless of continent or belief system.

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With craggy Celtic metaphysics and perfect linguistic pitch, R. T. Smith evokes the landscape, culture, and history of Ireland and the New World through the eyes and ears of an outsider. Smith evokes the landscape, culture, and history of Ireland and the New World through the eyes and ears of an outsider

With craggy Celtic metaphysics and perfect linguistic pitch, R. adze and hammer, gate latch, cracked Baleek and a Claddagh brooch.

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With craggy Celtic metaphysics and perfect linguistic pitch, R. T. Smith evokes the landscape, culture, and history of Ireland and the New World through the eyes and ears of an outsider. Words matter to Smith, and the language of these poems is knotty and precise, blazing into moments of recognition with the elliptical testimony and spare light of everyday objects:

. . . adze and hammer, gate latch, cracked Baleek and a Claddagh brooch.

It is this muted voice of perfection, speaking from the simple lines of Shaker furniture, that chills the speaker of “New Lebanon” as he reflects upon the religious sect’s “hard bargain / with God, their promise / to be virtue’s monsters.”

Trespasser arcs with rigorous unity of vision from the secular to the heights of spiritual rapture, until the demarcation between world and spirit finally begins to blur. In a parable of the perfection in disorder, “Before the Breakup” juxtaposes the heartbreak of parting against the discovery of a bee embalmed in a jar of bramble jam. And “Passage to Kilronin,” a meditation on the drowning of a boy from one of the local trawlers, eloquently voices the notion of cosmic kinship.

The collection ends on an eerily pastoral note with the crepuscular, self-composed epitaph of St. Gristle, a holy madman:

I will be love’s gallows, all sap and marrow, mad lament of shadows and a mouthful of birds dying to sing.

Surely, this book suggests, between world and spirit there is, for those who can see, no demarcation at all. Trespasser is a dazzling, passionate collection, certain to delight and move any reader who has an ear for the music of language played by a virtuoso.

  • I don't agree with the earlier review here that says this book is not exceptional. However, the beauty of poetry is that everyone sees what the poet intended through different eyes. One critic described R.T. Smith's poetry as "...language played by a virtuoso." Wish I'd been the one to say it first, but I just recently discovered Smith's work and decided to begin my exploration with Tresspasser. This book is beautiful and haunting, mysterious as runic stones and Celtic petroglyphs. Smith shares Ireland's essence through his words and takes

    readers with him on the journey.

    In "Waterford", for example, he regards a crystal pitcher and longs for the:

    ...clarity of this Irish

    vessel, fragile and dazzling

    in my trespassing hands.

    "Leabai" is one mortal's lyrical penitence as he searches for the lost, beautifully expressed in this excerpt:

    ...and I climbed over hare

    terraces and stiles to reach

    this place by twilight,

    to touch the high crosses

    and lie on pocked limestone,

    to ask for secrets the clover

    keeps, answers deep in bone

    and crozier, a red-letter

    Gospel gone to dust...

    ...I was riding

    the swell and luster to the ruins

    of a language, walls and hedges

    honeycombing the limestone in obsolete

    syntax, but the sea's pitch and wind

    said grief is the only dialect that

    endures...

    In "Angels", swallows are transformed by their grace and the poet's imagination:

    ...Backlit

    to dazzlement by afternoon

    sunlight, they embroider

    the air...

    And in "Sect", Smith visits a Shaker village and discovers troubling truths about himself while contemplating their lifestyle:

    ...is it the wind from junipers

    and changing maples

    or my own heart's edge

    that makes me look back and shiver so?

    I too have devoted too much to order,

    the immaculate and severe.

    If one can have a favorite in such a fine array of poems, mine was "The Hard Word." To me it was the epitome of what makes Smith's work shine. I chose these excerpts as an example:

    ...The copper

    beeches grieve in wind-

    whet as the high cross

    catches in its ring a cry

    from the stammering air.

    I could utter love

    or that hard word marriage,

    birdsong I still wish

    to catch, but what I'm

    after is a woman more

    warm than stone, fingers

    tangling mine to braid,

    the small rain raining

    as in the ancient poem,

    and I in my bed again,

    warming and nestled,

    purged of rage, shriven,

    and finally kissed.

    Spiritual and universal truths do not vary regardless of continent or belief system. R.T. Smith finds a common language in his poetry and shares his visions flawlessly. Highly recommended.

  • There isn't a poet working now who is more precise or evocative than R. T. Smith. In Trespasser he turns his eye to the Irish landscape and culture and tunes his ear to the music of their weather and their talk. In one poem, he finds all the violence of the Troubles momentarily arrested in a Waterford vase. In another, the narrator witnesses the death of a young fisherman amid the sweep and beauty of Irish waters. In yet another, the poet mourns for all the women who were incarcerated in Magdalen laundries for supposed misbehavior. Phrase after phrase, this poet's words drill to the essence of alarming circumstances, but he never sounds like a foreigner imposing his personality on Irish culture. Instead, he's like his own creation, a monk named Gristle, who looks in the nooks and crannies of the place and the language and finds something there that will outlast all the noisy suffering of a lot of Smith's contemporaries. The crowning achievement of the book is probably the poem "Lucia," about the daughter of James Joyce. Smith has given us a version of that tortured girl that will stay with me for a long time.

  • This is one of the finest and most beautiful poetry books I have ready in years. The Poem about Magdalene Laundry moved me to tears. Mr. Smith is obviously one of the foremost American writers today. His poetry is sometimes elusive to those who do not have a firm grasp on literature and poetry. He will be remembered as one of Americas finest Poets. Dive and prepare to think and enjoy! This book is one of my treasures.