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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"Look! It's a she!" Taking her time, she looks the bus over, grand, otherworldly.
Why, why do we feel (we all feel) this sweet sensation of joy? "Curious creatures,"
says our quiet driver, rolling his r's. "Look at that, would you." Then he shifts gears
She turns her back, undresses, pours herself into bed, Adjusts the pillows, slaps
her hand on the coverlet: Here I am - at the very least Look at my new cotton
nightdress before you shred it And do not complain that I have not got a head on
The sky. A plane in the sky. A white vet's image floats closer to me, then his pale
eyes look through mine. I'm a window. He's lost his right arm inside the stone. In
the black mirror a woman's trying to erase names: No, she's brushing a boy's hair.
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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
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