EBOOK or PDF (Short and Sweet 101 Very Short Poems Faber Poetry) Í Simon Armitage
Ut seven lines in my opinion And the lines of some of the 12 line poems were also so long that they wrapped Lost a star for this uibble bookThis book is part of a Faber series that also includes a collection of humorous poems one of asy to memorize poems and another called Sounds Good which I can only guess gathers sonically
PLEASING POEMS I DIDN T BUY IT BUT I poems I didn t buy it but I did and left the shop convinced I must finally get a collection of SapphoSome links for your pleasureOn Roofs of Terry Street Lavender Shame he dies in the nd A fantastic choice for those perhaps new or simply dense like myself when it comes to poetry Lots of different subject matter covered and TONE FROM THE HUMOROUS TO THE from the humorous to the breaking A lovely little treat i loved this anthology of poems no I loved this anthology of poems no than thirteen lines I loved Simon Armitage s funny but important introduction which said a lot of things about poetry that I ve felt before but never seen written I love the way he has put the collection together starting with the longest and working through until the final poem of no lines at all beyond its title and then the collectively authored titleless wordless but meaningful pause that comes as the book is closed with a sigh of satisfaction. Y and instructive introduction Simon Armitage pace setting poet of his generation ncourages us to consider how poets over five centuries have used brevity. ,
TO A FRIEND IN SEARCH OF RURAL SECLUSIONWhen all lse Try Wales Mixture of poems old and modern Some familiar but most not Enjoyed the else fails Try Wales of poems old and modern Some familiar but most not Enjoyed the the poems got shorter as the book neared the nd Must admit I really liked the shortest ones best and some were very clever Lots to think about I find it hard to rate poetry anthologies as it s rare that I like The Game of Love every poem in themI ve given this 4 because I like the idea of collecting short poems in this case the maximum is 13 lines just short of the sonnet There is a good mix of the familiar and the unfamiliar I have jotted four new to me poems in my notebook and Injoyed Armitage s introduction which was interesting and amusing I felt a strong obligation to include at least one haiku and for that reason have not done so Some very good poems the temptation is to read too many at a sitting Every one s a gem asy to remember yet profound and often humourous nonetheless specially the last poem I bought this book a while ago from a bookshop in Oxford It is perfect for dipping into and I do so often No poem is than 13 lines long and the poets and the poems are wide and varied from William Wordsworth and Thomas Hardy
to Stevie Smith and Sylvia Plath The introduction by. Short and Sweet is an inspiring anthology arranged to show howStevie Smith and Sylvia Plath The introduction by. Short and Sweet is an inspiring anthology arranged to show how short poem defined here as no longer than thirteen lines – and sometimes a lot shorter. Simon Armitage is funny and ntertaining and "it is a lovely addition to any bookshelf I read this this afternoon in the bookshop and " is a lovely addition to any bookshelf I read this this afternoon in the bookshop and it bookshelf I read this this afternoon in the bookshop and njoyed it lot The book works its way down in the number of lines to ver shorter poems from 13 lines to none just a title and I must say that things improved as they went along Many of these poems were well worn ground but there were surprises and discoveries also from well known poets Sylvia Plath s The Hanging Man for xample which I can t say I ve read before I also liked Glyn Maxwell s Lust Douglas Dunn s On Roofs of Terry Street Louis Macneice s The Brandy Glass and Edwin Morgan s Siesta of a Hungarian Snake I was also happy to find Medbh McGuckian s gorgeous Captain Lavender which I ve loved for years She is out of this world On the could have done without it side if I have to read Wm Carlos Williams This is Just to Say ver again I will literally scream I promise A number of poets had than one poem including Stevie Smith James Tate and Robert Frost Very anglo too now that I think of it though there was a very good Tomas Salamun poem tooMy one uibble is the book bills itself as a collection of very short poems but 12 13 lines to me is not very short Very short starts at abo. Than that – can tell a story present a complex argument and be packed with as much
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