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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In her ravine under old snow the dam-bear lies, licking lumps of smeared fur and
drizzly eyes into shapes with her tongue. And one hairy-soled trudge stuck out
before me, the next groaned out, the next, the next, the rest of my days I spend ...
... sadly their last quartet, An improvised requiem that ravishes Reason, while
ripping scale up like a net: Brings pity trembling down the rocky spine Of
headlands, till the bitter ocean's tongue Swells in their cove, and smothers their
ANNE MICHAELS My Faithful Mother Tongue Faithful mother tongue, I have
been serving you. Every night, I used to set before you little bowls of colors so
you could have your birch, your cricket, your finch as preserved in my memory.
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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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