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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A fleeting whiteness among the trees... Eternity eavesdropping on time. The
goddess going to bathe in the sea. She must not be followed. These rocks, these
cypress trees, May be her old lovers. Oh to be one of them, the wine whispered to
Soon as I stopped the headlamps filled with moths and something beyond the
trees was tuning in, a hard attention boring through my flesh to stroke the bone.
That shudder took so long to end, I thought the animal had slipped beneath the ...
They stalk more silently, And crouch on the limbs of trees, And their descent
Upon the bright backs of their prey May take years In a sovereign floating of joy.
And those that are hunted Know this as their life, Their reward: to walk Under
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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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