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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In the stillness of the house, we hear our blood pumped by hearts that gall
themselves, grow empty: once, this silence, shared, could draw us close that now
forebodes us with a desperate quiet. I hear him at the door, but I lay quiet, as if, ...
If I took my eyes from the road And looked back into her eyes, the car would - I'd
be - Or if only I could find a crystal set Sometimes, surely, I could still hear their
chief Reading to them from Dumas or Amazing Stories; If I could find in some ...
If you think you hear somebody knocking On the other side of the words, pay No
attention. It will be only The great creature that thumps its tail On silence on the
other side. If you do not even hear that I'll give the beast a quick skelp And
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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
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Vernon Scannell 35 Legs
Michael Longley 43 A Prayer
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