Staying alive: real poems for unreal times
Miramax Books, 2003 - 496 pagina's
An anthology of five hundred contemporary poems explores themes of passion, spirituality, death, and friendship, in a collection that includes contributions by such writers as Mary Oliver, W. H. Auden, and Maya Angelou. Original. 25,000 first printing.
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A sharp, indrawn breath, half groan, half acceptance, that means "Life's like that.
We know it (also death)." Talking the way they talked in the old featherbed,
peacefully, on and on, dim lamplight in the hall, down in the kitchen, the dog
tucked in ...
... beginning with a mellifluous evocation through consonance and assonance of
fading sounds in the first stanza, through which the first sentence unspools to the
meter like a roll call, with a breath-jump across the stanza gap at the end of line ...
His breath whitened the room. Chill December clanked at the panes. There was
freezing fog. He stepped outside. Not into his street but a flat wet landscape.
Sluices. Ditches. Drains. Frozen mud and leafcake. Dykes. He found he knew the
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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
Mary Oliver 5 Wild Geese
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