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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Being the third song of Urias Lives ago, years past generations perhaps nowhere
I dreamed it: the foggy ploughland of wind and hoofprints, my father off in the mist
topping beets. Where I was eight, I knew nothing, the world on a cold winter ...
'Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. I told a lie once, I was disobedient once. And,
Father, a boy touched me once.' 'Tell me, child. Was this touch immodest? Did he
touch your breast, for example?' 'He brushed against me, Father. Very gently.
... 250 My Dark Fathers, 103 My dog's assumed my alter ego, 236 My eldest sister
arrived home, 199 My Faithful Mother Tongue, 336 My father and mother, my
brother and sister, 324 My father and my mother never quarrelled, 286 My father
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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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