Every Seed of the Pomegranate
by David Allen Sullivan
Poetry and War, like Beauty and the Beast, dance together as perfect partners in this collection of conversational poetry by David Allen Sullivan. Structuring every piece to give each voice a distinguished place on the page, the war in Iraq is experienced by the reader through a prism of rich dialog and depiction. This collection of poetry gives us the opportunity to feel the raw sadness and boundless hope of the soldiers and civilians who fight together – and each other – for God and Country.
He breathes without breath.
This mujahid soldier knows
he’s gone beyond words;
attention is all
I can give. I’m dumb, but my
ignorance of his
language gets erased
when his hand finds mine. I kneel and his grip tightens…
Excerpt from “Doc Washington, USNS Comfort” (Every Seed of the Pomegranate by David Allen Sullivan, 2012)
Every Seed of the Pomegranate by David Allen Sullivan
Review by Krystal A. Brown, M.A., J.D.