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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We were a ring: the clock ticked round us For that time and the wind was
deflected. The clock pecks everything to the bone. The wind enters through the
broken eyes Of houses and through their wide mouths And scatters the ashes
from the ...
Cried, The wind broke my marriage in two. Clean through the bones of it, Christ
how it blew! I got no tomorrow And sorrow Is tough to rescind: So forgive me if I
should break wind, son, Forgive me If I should break wind. At this the bartender ...
Homeland For a country of stone and harsh wind For a country of bright perfect
light For the black of its earth and the white of its walls For the silent and patient
faces Which poverty slowly etched Close to the bone with the detail Of a long ...
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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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