There is much to admire in Peter Sirr’s “The Gravity Wave”, a range of subjects, of styles that keeps the collection from becoming – as so many can be – a little bit repetitive. Having said that, however, I found myself not quite ‘grabbed’ by it; to my taste it was a book that felt ‘almost there’. I wanted there to be one or two stand-out poems I could wholeheartedly recommend, but confess I found myself struggling – though things like this are great:
The world is always
the other side
of a half-open door
through which, disbelievingly,
“The Gravity Wave” just missed the mark for me – but having said that, I’ve read a lot worse over the last couple of years!