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Auguries of Innocence

By Barry Wightman, Elm Grove, Wis. / May 2, 2009



I just read Patti Smith's weird, strange, sometimes baffling but ultimately satisfying collection of poems, prose, and auguries (omens and portents), Auguries of Innocence. She says she is an "unfashionably reconstructed '60s radical." That and the music of poetry are not bad things to have around during these troubled times.

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