Today's poem is "The Captured Angel Comments on Death"
from Confessions of a Captured Angel

Terrapin Books

Neil Carpathios is an American poet. He attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop . Carpathios lives and teaches in Portsmouth, Ohio. Carpathios is the author of several award-winning chapbooks. He has been published in The Georgia Review, Poetry East, Quercus Review which awarded him its 2006 Book Award for At The Axis of Imponderables.

Books by Neil Carpathios:

Other poems on the web by Neil Carpathios:
Two poems
"Being Human"

Neil Carpathios's Website.

Neil Carpathios According to Wikipedia.

About Confessions of a Captured Angel:

"'How do you make a poet or at least / a man in love with death?' I can’t answer this, but I can say that turning fifty helps. In these wise and lovely mortal ruminations Neil Carpathios, long one of my favorite poets, turns fifty, that perilous promontory from which the world starts to flicker like an old neon sign. But age just makes Carpathios pay attention all the more keenly. The joy of this book is that it makes us pause with him on our little human journey and take in the view while we still have time. You couldn’t ask for a better guide."
—George Bilgere

"The poems in Neil Carpathios' new book, though much concerned with death, are very much alive: intelligent, tender, humorous, entertaining, and even profound--sometimes all at the same time. As the best poets do, Carpathios celebrates our astonishing luck in being able, however limited our time, to 'behold the lipstick kiss on a glass's rim,' and 'listen to the crickets.'"
—Charles Harper Webb

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