Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times
Staying Alive includes many of the great modern love poems and elegies, but it also shows the power of poetry in celebrating the ordinary miracle, taking you on a journey around many of the different aspects of everyday life explored in poems.
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A weeping mother brings a baby to hospital, Late-night emergency. The tired
doctor smooths the hand-made lace back from its face. He sees it was stillborn
weeks ago, has been dead for weeks. He looks at her, there is no air in the room.
poem 'Dead Woman' (394) was spoken in the film Truly, Madly, Deeply by the
ghost (played by Alan Rickman) to help his grieving wife (Juliet Stevenson) know
their love would never die. 'Yes' (395) is one of a whole book of love poems Tess
225 The class has dropped its books, 345 The Combe, 307 The Coming of the
Plague, 340 The crack is moving down the wall, 101 The Cry, 129 The Cure, 150
The dead are always looking down, 397 The Dead (Billy Collins), 397 The dead ...
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - Xleptodactylous - LibraryThing
If anyone ever reviews the poems inside an anthology you should disregard it completely. I discovered my favourite poem within these pages, yet the entire collection was not to my taste. That is poetry. Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - bezoar44 - LibraryThing
This anthology of modern poetry is both a curious exercise in marketing (the close-up photo on the cover has nothing to do with any of the poems, but presumably makes the book more accessible for ... Volledige review lezen
Poets on poetry
Vernon Scannell 35 Legs
Michael Longley 43 A Prayer
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