Creatures of a Day: Poems

Creatures of a Day Poems CREATURES OF A DAY is an unusual and powerful collection presenting intense encounters with everyday people amidst the historical and social dimensions of everyday life The poems are meditations on me

  • Title: Creatures of a Day: Poems
  • Author: Reginald Gibbons
  • ISBN: 9780807133187
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Paperback
  • CREATURES OF A DAY is an unusual and powerful collection presenting intense encounters with everyday people amidst the historical and social dimensions of everyday life The poems are meditations on memory, obligation, love, death, celebration, and sorrow And some of them show how the making of poetry itself seems inextricably enmeshed with personal encounter and with hisCREATURES OF A DAY is an unusual and powerful collection presenting intense encounters with everyday people amidst the historical and social dimensions of everyday life The poems are meditations on memory, obligation, love, death, celebration, and sorrow And some of them show how the making of poetry itself seems inextricably enmeshed with personal encounter and with history This new collection includes five odes woven from interactions with others thirteen shorter poems and Fern Texts, a kind of biographical and autobiographical essay in syllabic verse on the parallel decades of the English 1790s and the American 1960s Using quotations from the notebooks of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Fern Texts interweaves the dilemmas of love, ethics, and engagement with politics in Coleridge s life when he was in his twenties and in the poet s own life when at the same age he lived in California.

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    1. I had a difficult time enjoying the short poems of this collection because of the text layout (I had to add the dots so it would display properly, there are no dots in the text, it's just tabbed out):this is how the.ort poems are writtenand it is verydistracting to me forsome reasonbut I am sure I am justtoo dull to get.e deeper meaningbut to me it.ems pointless andarbitrary.However, the longer poems (the odes) are absolutely amazing. Gibbons' ruminations on seemingly quotidian happenings in his [...]

    2. "our wish to reconcile the /many and the one, power / and the governed, word and act."---Look for the summarizing of the state of today's poetry in "Fern-Texts." And giggle.

    3. These are sensitive, moving poems from a fine poet and scholar. We have much to learn from this important poet. Thank you.

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