Publisher: Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In this volume, fifteen scholars and poets, from Austria, Britain, Czechia, France, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, and Russia, explore the topic of things and objects in poetry written in a number of different languages and in different eras. The book begins with ancient poetry, then moves on to demonstrate the significance of objects in the Chinese poetic tradition. From there, the focus shifts to things and objects in the poetry of the twentieth and the twenty-first century, examining the work of Czech, Polish, and Russian poets alongside other key figures such as Rilke, Francis Ponge, William Carlos Williams, and Paul Muldoon. Along the way, the reader gets an introduction to key terms and phrases that have been associated with things in the course of poetic history, such as ekphrasis, objective lyricism, and hyperobjects.
My best poems, a few short stories as I see them, a review of 73 years of life, and a tribute to Daisy, who in a new way revealed God to me. Poetry like any art is best judged by the artist writing them. Many are recently written but some date during my college days.
A collection of poetry and photographs from the East Anglian landscape. The 94 poems travel the roads and footpaths and roam the valley fens and heaths. Rare and everyday wildlife all finds a place, together with the patterns of the seasons and daily change. Nicholas Lingwood was born and grew up in Suffolk, before "crossing over" to settle in Norfolk. He walks and engages with wildlife conservation in the surrounding countryside. Nicholas read History at the University of East Anglia, which also inspires his relationship with the landscape.
This book is the result of the author's search for Truth and the meaning of Life. After the loss of her family in the Holocaust of World War II, and later divorce, she found no comfort or comforter for her grief. She then began to pour out her pain through poetry. Although she began writing at age twelve, when she became fluent in English, this book is a compilation of only the past forty years of her writings. Her soul-search began in 1961, at which time she produced several sonnets. One sonnet in particular, Celestial Lapidary, revealed to her a startling message from God: that our suffering serves an ennobling purpose. This breakthrough enabled her to persevere. In 1965 she met her Jewish Messiah, Jesus, through the reading of The New Testament given her by a kind friend. Thereafter, the poems reflect her deep devotion to The God of All Comfort who gave her the Love and Hope to live an overcoming and victorious life. In 1996 she began to share publicly her Scriptural teachings, as well as the poems which they had inspired. She continues to do so to the present.
Introduction -- Subjectivity and the antiquarian object: Petrarch among the ruins of Rome -- Here comes objectivity: Spenser's 1590 the Faerie Queene, book 3 -- Playing with things: reification in Marlowe's Hero and Leander -- Feeling like a fragment: Shakespeare's the Rape of Lucrece -- Coda: make me not object
I have always been interested in rhyming poetry. I even have a tattered copy of the old, One Hundred One Famous Poems, where there is to my way of thinking some of the greatest use of the language other than the Holy Bible. Such poems as Trees by Kipling; and Laugh and the World Laughs With You have been an inspiration to me for many years. Every where I have been, in church, schools, work or Lodge over the past seventy years, I have written poetry about something. In this book, I have written about many things I have either seen in my office, remembered from my past or have seen out my office window.
“Poetry N’ Motion, The Flow Of Things” is not you ordinary Poetry Book. It is unique in it’s own right because, not only does it contain Poems that Rhyme, but also contains Heartfelt Expressions from the heart, poured out onto the pages of this book, flowing from one heartbeat to another, inviting the reader to not only “see” Poetry N’ Motion, but to join in and go with the “Flow”.