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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Past the line of memory along the long body of your life in which move childhood,
youth, your lifetime of touch, eyes, lips, chest, belly, sex, legs, to the waves of the
sheet. I look past the little plant on the city windowsill to the tall towers ...
Can you tell the days are opening, admit a touch more light, just a touch more? III
Thaw When we brought you home in a taxi through the steel-grey thaw after the
coldest week in memory - even the river sealed itself - it was I, hardly breathing, ...
'Those Yankees were touch and go as it was - If you'd heard Patton in Armagh -
But this Kennedy's nearly an Irishman So he's not much better than ourselves.
And him with only to say the word. If you've got anything on your mind Maybe you
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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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Michael Longley 43 A Prayer
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