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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Cavafy's 'Waiting for the Barbarians' (339). The two poems are unsettling in the
way they portray collective disillusionment and public ignorance, but both poets
write from inside the crowd, as one of 'we billion'... 'what are we waiting for?
And clap a man For an unveiled familiar new plan. Don't forget. Nothing will start
that hasn't started yet. Don't forget It, its friend, its foe and its opposite. GLYN
MAXWELL Waiting for the Barbarians What are we waiting for, assembled 338.
201 We worked nights as machine operators, 326 What are we waiting for, 339
What a silence, when you are here, 282 What Every Woman Should Carry, 116
What passing-bells for these who die as cattle, 347 What the Light Teaches,
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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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