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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Soon as I stopped the headlamps filled with moths and something beyond the
trees was tuning in, a hard attention boring through my flesh to stroke the bone.
That shudder took so long to end, I thought the animal had slipped beneath the ...
He reads, 'A pink variety of Clove, Carnatio, the Latin, meaning flesh.' As if the
bud's essential oils brush Christ's fragrance through the room, the iron-fresh Odor
carnations have floats up to me, A drifted, secret, bitter ecstasy, The stems
Then I saw that he meant it; that, unlike me, he had no quarrel with himself, could
see his own glory was young enough for faith still in flesh and in being. He was
not attracted by awe or a high cold cleanness but imagined a god as intimate as ...
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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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