Saltillo tiles skein quick
shivering filaments of rain.
Thin lizard bones and cholla needles
float down arroyos August rosaries
Cloud banks unstack themselves behind
a low-set moon.
Earth’s many gods stray among stars
Lupus Taurus Ursus SerpensWolf Bull Bear Snake.
Levin continues, "Low writes about the high desert with the intimacy of a local." Levin continues: "The poems in Shadow Light are heavily imagistic and sensory, focused on nature and the external world rather than Low’s interior life — though an “I” makes an appearance once in a while in order to anchor a short narrative in place. There is a sense of subtraction in the work, leaving reflection and interpretation in the hands of the reader. (August 10, 2018). For the full review, see "A Light at the End of the Shadow: Denise Low"