as bells that ring throughthe winter airthe clear laughter of childrensings in the trees In a series of poems inspired by Gustav Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder, E.D. Blodgett searches for meaning amidst grief. In the contemplative gentleness of his words, he finds the special light children possess in their state of unknowing as they encounter the world. These sparse poems move through acceptance and resignation to the solace that exists in the word. Blodgett’s poetry will speak to readers who have experienced loss, are exploring grief, or want to find a way to connect with stillness as they meditate on the unfathomable nothingness of death.
E. D. Blodgett is a poet, literary historian, and translator. He has published twenty seven books of poetry, two of which received the Governor General’s Award. A former poet laureate of Edmonton, he lives in Surrey, British Columbia.