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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JO SHAPCOTT Distances Swifts turn in the heights of the air; higher still turn the
invisible stars. When day withdraws to the ends of the earth their fires shine on a
dark expanse of sand. We live in a world of motion and distance. The heart flies ...
But I turn to fold the breakfast cloth and to polish the lustre and brass, to order
and dust the tumbled rooms and find my face in the glass. I ought to feel I'm a
happy woman for I lie in the lap of the land, and I married a man from County ...
CHARLES CAUSLEY from Games He Some bite off the others' Arm or leg or
whatever Take it between their teeth Run off as quick as they can Bury it in the
earth The others run in all directions Sniff search sniff search Turn up all the earth
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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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