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Delmarva Review: Looking Back by Helen Wickes

Looking Back Sometimes it’s good to leave home if only to remember who made you, where you’re from, how you carry the scent of geranium and saddle soap, hoof trimmings and mock orange—unbidden—as you slide through another country, with its noises and flavors, its precisions about gesture, what pasta tonight, what subjunctive right now—essential encounters— all astonishing, until missing my own people avalanches down with a roar, grief burning to sorrow, the days carry on, if you call it that, what remains— sharp tang of small moments—how delicately she eased her old dog out the … [Read More...]