"This is a masterpiece. The love poetry is especially beautiful. The entire sequence is in a way a love poem (and therefore must include some hate). The poem is a fine discourse on language, especially poetic language, and on simple speech aspiring to truth while aware that this is an ideal forever double-crossed by the duplicity of words in the human mouth." (Irving Weinman) "I read it through at one sitting, relishing the wit and observation. Somewhere around 42 I began to feel that this is a really wonderful sequence of poems - it has its own world, risky, audible and absorbing, shot through with paronomasia and otherworldly insight." (Piers M. Smith) "It is quite the most extraordinary work. What greatly strikes me is the ease with which [ - ] thought moves from the garden to China and elsewhere and the conflation in the final poem is truly remarkable. Breathtakingly so." - Marius Kociejowski
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