What words would I use to describe Michelle Bitting's poetry... Crisp, beautiful, eternal. In this collection of poetry, The Couple Who Fell To Earth, Michelle divides the poems into Earth, Heart, Immanent, Body and Wind. Each infused with family and love, connections that seem ancient and yet contemporary, a thread that links us all, and words that dance off your tongue as you read silently to yourself. And I think the wonderful way the words flow and play with eachother is what makes me want to read and reread these poems. The sentiments, such as in the poem Immanent, Purgatorio (with Dante Alighieri),
me to retire my bent towards calamity's green:
From this time on, love governs my soul."
I received a copy of The Couple Who Fell To Earth through Poetic Book Tours for my honest review.