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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... maun jist courie in and fashna, fashna, Macrahanish Sand Bonny wee boy
peeswheep an whaup gin ye could sing, yer sang wad be caller as a lauchin
mountain burn but ye cannae yet sing sae maun courie tae ma hert an grieve nat
at aa, ...
PAUL DURCAN Finney's Bar Ah, you rare old devil, you fine fellow Finney,
Ravishing your fiddle so the tendons won't sing Of virginity's meaning, Finney,
you dog With your dead-born tunes, Elbows to the big bugger moon, in Dublin,
We sing together; we sing mouth to mouth. The garden is a river flowing south.
She cries out loud the soul's own secret joy; She dances, and the ground bears
her away. She knows the speech of light, and makes it plain A lively thing can
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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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