Love Is Not ... Because: Poems

Love Is Not ... Because: Poems
Author: Ruth Frankel Boorstin
Language English
Pages: 167
ISBN10: 1883477247
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 3.00
ISBN13: 9781883477240
Published: May 1st 1998 by Lone Oak Press

At a time when poets often write for other poets rather than for common readers, Ruth F. Boorstin's collection Love Is Not Because is refreshing and invigorating. Many of its selections have appeared elsewhere; Boorstin often contributes to the Wall Street Journal's "Salt and Pepper" column, for instance. Here's her four-line poem "Inquiry to the IRS": Children demand attention Just when you feel like relaxing How come, when they're deductible That they can be so taxing? Many of the poems in this enjoyable collection deal with love, marriage, and home life, all of which Boorstin shares with historian Daniel J. Boorstin, but she deals with other topics as well. She offers, for example, some "Political Advice": With end opinions The media is bloated: Silence is the only thing That can't be misquoted. --John J. Miller