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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And struck me when I spoke, and I lifted my hand And touched blood on my
mouth, and then I saw They were holding an impression from your face - Or
rather a heavy honeycomb, and your words Were a stream of bees floating
toward me in ...
... on the riverbank, arms around each other's waists and shoulders, pretending to
be looking at the waterlilies and what might be a nest of some kind, over there,
which two who are clamped together mouth to mouth have forgotten about.
The ocean's mouth opens forty feet wide And closes on a morsel of their rock.
Swayed by the thrust and backfall of the tide, A dappled grey bull and a brindled
cow Copulate in the green water of a cove. I watch from a cliff-top, trying not to
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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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