!!> Reading ➳ The Poetry of Birds ➬ Author Simon Armitage – Pccare247.us

The Poetry of Birds A STUNNING COLLECTION OF POEMS CURATED BY THE NEW POET LAUREATE AND THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FOUR FIELDS ___________________________ Some Of The Most Ethereal Verse Ever WrittenSunday TelegraphA Glorious Collection Of Works Old And New Independent On Sunday Truly Inexhaustible To Be Read Again And Again Daily MailA Rich And Sustaining Larder, A Marvellously Realized Sourcebook Of Flights Of Feathered Fancy GuardianA Life Affirming Celebration Of The Commonplace Yet Enduringly Mysterious Creatures We Share This World With And The Poetry They Have Inspired Daily Telegraph

!!> Reading ➳ The Poetry of Birds  ➬ Author Simon Armitage – Pccare247.us
  • Paperback
  • The Poetry of Birds
  • Simon Armitage
  • English
  • 22 September 2017
  • 9780141027111

    10 thoughts on “!!> Reading ➳ The Poetry of Birds ➬ Author Simon Armitage – Pccare247.us


  1. says:

    I m amazed the editors could publish a 300 page anthology of English language bird poems and omit Mary Oliver, especially her poem Wild Geese For me, the book suffers a bit from the usual problem of anthologies that lean too much on centuries dead male poets John Clare apparently wrote bird poems than anyone, but I didn t relish reading so many archaic poems or so many romantics with all their exclamation points and zealous bliss Despite this failing, I was surprised how much I enjoyed the book It did include contemporary, even American poets, and a handful of women The editors wanted a historic overview, while I wanted a modern approach.Included were many poems I expected to see Ode to a Nightingale by Keats, an excerpt from The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner by Cooleridge, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Wallace Stevens, and Hope is the thing with feathers by Dickinson, probably my favorite poem in the book although its birds are metaphorical Also absent Poe s The Raven Most of the poems I had never read.Ted Hughes is credited with bringing English poets back to the birds, so the collection features ten poems by him I particularly enjoyed how he captured what most of us think of as the nasty personality of starlings in Starlings Have Come Tumbling the ...


  2. says:

    A fine anthology by the new Poet Laureate As with any anthology, a reader can take issue with what is in and what is out So, Adlestrop , that tedious anthology piece, is included, for one line And for that minute a blackbird sang Hardly, a penetrating view of bird song And not a single line by Shakespeare Then again, Gunn s marvellous Patchwork is included, which shows that Armitage has bee...


  3. says:

    As the editors mentions in their afterword, birds are the creatures we see or hear most often in our lives The poets featured are from the UK, Ireland, and the US John Clare s work appears most often as the poems are arranged ornithologically, Clare was clearly a keen birder.


  4. says:

    After a run of prize winning slim volumes by individual poets it was good to come to a substantial anthology on a single concrete topic Yay, I thought, I am going to know roughly what these are all about and once I d realised there was a notes section at the end, mostly but not entirely ornithological, it was even better.It was an interesting way to gain a better understanding of my own tastes there are inclusions from famous men that just left me cold and bored, thinking Oh you do go on John Clare, whose work appears than any another, doesn t quite fit this category, for his close observation and relative lack of gushiness I greeted each unsentimental Ted Hughes inclusion warmly, whether or not I recognised it as his I especially enjoyed several poems in Scots always good to be pushed into reading a poem aloud and the poems about sparrows I liked the way that rather than select a single poem per species, the greater propensity of certain species to inspire poetry was reflected.I feel the anthologists made a mistake in their criteria most of the poems are about British birds or a British perspective obviously including Coleridge s infamous albatross but there s a scattering of North American birds and that just...


  5. says:

    DNF stopped at page 125.Sorry lost the will to live a bit with this one Thought it might be a nice dip into every evening for some nice poems about birdies Maybe my taste in poetry is hallmark card who knows Anyway way too many poems with big words that I didn t know the meaning of, sorry I m not grabbing a dictionary to decipher some poets showing off A few lines from a handful...


  6. says:

    Interesting book, as the title clearly says a collection of avian poetry If your interested in the probably the most observed of wildlife around us and perhaps only a smidgin of interest in poetry like myself then this should prov...

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