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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Pushed under the cliff, houses look to themselves, Look blindly away from the
darkening game In which the boy runs purposefully Seawards and shorewards at
the tide's edge Like someone bearing a message no one Wishes to receive ...
'Look! It's a she!' Taking her time, she looks the bus over, grand, otherworldly.
Why, why do we feel (we all feel) this sweet sensation of joy? 'Curious creatures,'
says our quiet driver, rolling his r's. 'Look at that, would you.' Then he shifts gears.
True Love In the middle of the night, when we get up after making love, we look at
each other in complete friendship, we know so fully what the other has been
doing. Bound to each other like mountaineers coming down from a mountain, ...
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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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