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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Then leaves grow over it, completely hiding it. I feel it glinting through the leaves,
erratic, like someone hitting the side of a glass with a metal spoon. Living things
don't all require light in the same degree. Some of us make our own light: a silver
I ended up on the edge of the crowd where the road met the high hedgerow with
the scent of earth, a thousand kinds of grass, leaves and twigs, flower-heads and
the intoxicating tang of the odd ring-pull or rubber to spice the mixture. I wanted ...
The leaves lift & sigh, the river keeps saying the unsayable things. I hesitate to
prod the corn from the coals though I have soaked it in Arctic water. I stop the
knife near the tomato skin, all summer coiled there. You are not coming back.
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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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