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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Next comes the silence you wait for the telephone to shatter. You can't sleep. Can
't eat. The silence of fear Crackles like electricity down the wires; and the silence
of paper Drifts like snow through the door. Such a queer thing to tell in sheep: a ...
The sixth silence is the silence of grass growing, Oceans of grass that hush, hush
in the wind. It is hard to get used to this silence: grass growing, and questions
Swelling like streams underground. And what will you do with all the questions?
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 through Art you'll
hear it yelp. The beast that lives on silence takes Its bite out of either side. It pads
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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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