This Is My Beloved [Pdf Kindle]
En when they are not hidden behind poetical allusion which they often are Luckily I didn t read the back cover blurb which bears a review which they often are Luckily I didn t read the back cover blurb which bears a review Louis Untermeyer saying The imagery is senuous and xact but no graphic or pornographic than the images in the Song of Solomon as the denial of pornographic content would have led me to suspect xplicit content than it actually contains and I d have returned it to the shelf the curse of reverse psychology and contrianism So yes sexualsensual content no pornographicprurient contentThe poems bring us into a the middle of a passionate relationship revealed through meditations upon the lover s body using images of nature the changing *Seasons And Cityscapes Then Through *and cityscapes then through up Tigator in New York During the
second world war he served in the united World War he served in the United Army being commissioned a lieutenant of the Signal Corps in the autumn of 1942 and later being promoted to a captaincy After the war he returned to New York and devoted his time to writingThis Is My Beloved the remarkable. Nd a wistful longing after
the lover *has gone and another less satisfying partnership ntered intoI d not heard of lover *has gone and another less satisfying partnership ntered intoI d not heard of before spotting this *gone and another less satisfying partnership ntered intoI d not heard of Benton before spotting this though his Wikipedia ntry says that This Is My Beloved was influential in its time with several adaptations of it being set to music between the nd of the 1940s and the late 1960sNot necessarily what I d have picked for myself which is why my ongoing xperiment in poetical serendipty is worthwhile Benton s words are fire
to the soul how do you read this the soul How do you read this I first read Walter Benton s This Is My Beloved over 25 years ago I now own a new copy as well as his book dramatically read to music by Arthur Prysock This book is for all romantics and a good rea. Diary in verse that has become one of the most popular books of poetry was his first published volume though his work was already familiar to readers of Poetry Fantasy the Yale Review and the New Republic Never a Greater Need a second selection of his poems was issued in 1948 Walter Benton died in 19. ,
Erotic love poetry that doesn t border
on the lewd or the silly An idealized love love comes in the first part in the the lewd or the silly An idealized love love comes in the first part in the 3rd and 4th love has left without drama without fights without the ugliness A veil is drawn straight to reminiscence the chance ncounter and the longing Not a bad way to spend an afternoon Another randomly selected book of poetry an activity that doesn t always pay dividends but this time it didThis is the second book *of poetry I ve read this year with overt sexual content the other being Kate Tempest s Running the Wires *poetry I ve read this year overt sexual content the other being Kate Tempest s Running Upon the Wires I wasn t so keen on Tempest s collection the first of hers I ve read and didn t immediately take to but Benton s sexual reference seem softer tender and poetic v. Born in Austria of Russian parents Walter Benton lived most of his life in the United States After working on a farm in a steel mill as a window washer as a salesman and at various other jobs he ntered Ohio University in 1931 and in due course was graduated He then spent five years as a social inves.