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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... while Gavin Ewart (184) and Ellen Bryant Voigt (185) write sharply contrasting
poems about a son and a daughter who nearly die, each of these very short
poems taking the reader through the heart-stopping drama of threat and survival.
They don't always give a real and truly heart-felt sense of the joyful side of love.
As in a marriage, the passion can get lost as the editor makes the usual
compromises. I've tried to avoid that by making a very personal selection. Many of
... every glance away soaring back in flame into the sexual - that just to watch
them is to feel again that hitching in the groin, that filling of the heart, the old, sore
heart, the battered, foundered, faithful heart, snorting again, stamping in its stall.
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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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Michael Longley 43 A Prayer
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