The Magazine

In Search of God

David Ferry, poet of inquiry and doubt.

Apr 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 31 • By DIANE SCHARPER
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In addition to echoing each other, the poems resonate with literary allusions—one can hear W. H. Auden, Robert Frost, even e. e. cummings. All have a musical quality, relying primarily on the hypnotic effect of rhyme, repetition, alliteration, and assonance as they arrive at an always adroit, if not always perfect, ending. 

Diane Scharper is the author, most recently, of Reading Lips, And Other Ways to Overcome a Disability.