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There is a music of leaving, as surely as there is that of arriving. And it is this distinct soulful music that we often hear, however faintly, in the background of our lives. Welcome to The Music of Leaving, a collection of 63 poems by Tricia McCallum. What are McCallum’s poems about? They are about elephants being traipsed through the Queen’s midtown tunnel, an unstable ch There is a music of leaving, as surely as there is that of arriving. And it is this distinct soulful music that we often hear, however faintly, in the background of our lives. Welcome to The Music of Leaving, a collection of 63 poems by Tricia McCallum. What are McCallum’s poems about? They are about elephants being traipsed through the Queen’s midtown tunnel, an unstable child’s slide, and roaming island dogs. About a visit to a family home before it is sold, a late-night conversation in a plane above an ocean, and shrewd Irish falcons. About eloquent gravestones, da Vinci’s unfinished joke book, the elegant legs of a heron, and landing on the moon. About a jackknife dive at dusk, a young girl’s sleepover, and a memory instantly evoked by brushing against a growth of lavender. McCallum’s book is also about good love and bad love, she says. “Especially bad love, that common heartbreaking thing.” She stresses her poems are about commonplace things, but they are not necessarily simple. “The abstract never drew me. The day-to-day world and all its detail provides me more than I need.” McCallum’s hope for her new book The Music of Leaving is that it delivers to her readers those “magical moments of understanding” that a good poem can.


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There is a music of leaving, as surely as there is that of arriving. And it is this distinct soulful music that we often hear, however faintly, in the background of our lives. Welcome to The Music of Leaving, a collection of 63 poems by Tricia McCallum. What are McCallum’s poems about? They are about elephants being traipsed through the Queen’s midtown tunnel, an unstable ch There is a music of leaving, as surely as there is that of arriving. And it is this distinct soulful music that we often hear, however faintly, in the background of our lives. Welcome to The Music of Leaving, a collection of 63 poems by Tricia McCallum. What are McCallum’s poems about? They are about elephants being traipsed through the Queen’s midtown tunnel, an unstable child’s slide, and roaming island dogs. About a visit to a family home before it is sold, a late-night conversation in a plane above an ocean, and shrewd Irish falcons. About eloquent gravestones, da Vinci’s unfinished joke book, the elegant legs of a heron, and landing on the moon. About a jackknife dive at dusk, a young girl’s sleepover, and a memory instantly evoked by brushing against a growth of lavender. McCallum’s book is also about good love and bad love, she says. “Especially bad love, that common heartbreaking thing.” She stresses her poems are about commonplace things, but they are not necessarily simple. “The abstract never drew me. The day-to-day world and all its detail provides me more than I need.” McCallum’s hope for her new book The Music of Leaving is that it delivers to her readers those “magical moments of understanding” that a good poem can.

46 review for The Music of Leaving

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    I thought this book makes one stop and think about the life they are living and about the past and to remember it all with a full heart and therein they would have a reason to remember life well-lived.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Miranda Wood

    Poetry is not normally my thing but I loved this book and will come back to it often. I know I was feeling rushed in a few spots, and I would like to go back and read those again when I have time to reflect on the content. Even without doing that the imagery is so profound in some of them that I could feel the biting wind and sense the loneliness. A great read.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bridget

    This was a charming collection of lovely poems. Each one was a story in itself that anyone could relate to.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sharlene

    I received this book as the result of a First Reads giveaway. McCallum. Why have I not seen you before?! Have I been living in some deep, dark cave? What an amazing collection of poems. A real feast for the soul is within the pages of this book! I found myself really enjoying each poem individually and taking a much longer time than I should have to review this, because I was too busy digesting and really contemplating about each subject. I truly felt that each piece resonated deep within me and ne I received this book as the result of a First Reads giveaway. McCallum. Why have I not seen you before?! Have I been living in some deep, dark cave? What an amazing collection of poems. A real feast for the soul is within the pages of this book! I found myself really enjoying each poem individually and taking a much longer time than I should have to review this, because I was too busy digesting and really contemplating about each subject. I truly felt that each piece resonated deep within me and needed further reflection before moving on. I am sure that my friends and family thought I was nuts as I continued and will continue to remind them to look for this book when it is released. I just can't bare to part with mine to lend them as I want to go back to read these works over and over again. A solid 5/5 for enjoyment, composition and content.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Gerri Watkins

    Tricia McCallum is a true poet! Her poetry is touching, I was very moved by so many of them. At Rest, brought tears to my eyes. The Music of Leaving is a beautifully written book. I look forward to more from this author. I received this book from goodreads.com for an honest review.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Courtney Johnson

    I got this book for free from a contest, and I am very glad I did not pay money for it. I didn't find these to be poems, more like ramblings. And I did not enjoy them at all. I got this book for free from a contest, and I am very glad I did not pay money for it. I didn't find these to be poems, more like ramblings. And I did not enjoy them at all.

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    Janice

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    Eileen

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    Robin lee

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    Allyson Huval

  11. 4 out of 5

    Dara Harmon

  12. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

  13. 4 out of 5

    Pyrrus

  14. 4 out of 5

    Julie

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    DINESH MOHAN VERMA

  16. 4 out of 5

    Margaret Kean

  17. 4 out of 5

    Vykki

  18. 5 out of 5

    Julie

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    Natalie Daniels

  20. 5 out of 5

    Christina

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

  22. 4 out of 5

    Melonie Kydd

  23. 5 out of 5

    Pam Mooney

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    Kim Friant

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    Brittany

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    Daryl Moad

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    Kristen

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kara

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    Samar

  31. 4 out of 5

    Christina Borgoyn

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    Melitta Cross

  33. 4 out of 5

    Nancy Bagato

  34. 4 out of 5

    Katie Harder-schauer

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    Emma Schafer

  36. 4 out of 5

    Karen Bainbridge

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    Elaine Needelman

  38. 5 out of 5

    Raymond Stone

  39. 4 out of 5

    Bettye Short

  40. 4 out of 5

    Sylvie

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    Katherine Stewart

  42. 4 out of 5

    Shirley

  43. 4 out of 5

    Tricia McCallum

  44. 5 out of 5

    Debbie

  45. 5 out of 5

    C.M. Subasic

  46. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Butler

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