Publisher Wolsak & Wynn (2004)
(alive): Selected and new poems showcases twenty years of Rhea Tregebov’s poetry, along with several new poems. This volume charts the course of a poetic career which has seen Tregebov consistently praised for her elegant writing and strong poetic voice.
Taking It In
I call to ask you about property taxes
and you tell me about the light,
the way it comes in through the window
and moves over the floor, over
the kitchen table, how it lays hands
on everything. and I listen, and see
you at the kitchen table in Winnipeg,
the crisp blue sky a rectangle
in the window. Oh love.
That gives me a window
like this, a father, light.
I think you are going
like oak, like brandy, like
dark wine. The good stuff
you’re made of taking the light in.
Alison Calder, Winnipeg Free Press