The Living Fire New and Selected Poems Book ´ 237 pages

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The Living Fire New and Selected Poems Book ´ 237 pages Ç ➽ [Reading] ➿ The Living Fire New and Selected Poems By Edward Hirsch ➲ – Horticulturetrader.co.uk A rich and significant collection of than one hundred poems drawn from a lifetime of “wild gratitude” in poetryIn poems chronicling insomIncluding the powerful frank self examinations in his recent work Edward Hirsch displays stunning range and uality Repeatedly confronting the darkness his own sense of godlessness “Forgive me faith for never having any” he also struggles with the unlikely presence of the divine the power of art to redeem human transience and the complexity of relationships Throughout the collection his own life trajectory enriches the poems; he is the “skinny long beak One of the best books of poetry I've ever read It's absolutely beautiful

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A rich and significant collection of than one hundred poems drawn from a lifetime of “wild gratitude” in poetryIn poems chronicling insomnia “the blue rimmed edge of outer dark those crossroads where we meet the dead” art and culture poems on Edward Hopper and Paul Celan love poems in the voices of Baudelaire and Gertrude Stein a meditation on two suitcases of children’s drawings that came out of the Terezin concentration camp and his own experience After reading and enjoying many of this poet's earlier books I picked up this one a new and collected gathering The best of his earlier poems are here and the new poems are arresting and moving This is not a poet who hides his feelings in overjazzed language nor cloaks his ideas in obscurity as many contemporary poets do Instead he has the courage of his craft which makes his work accessible and movingIf you never read poetry because you don't know where to start Hirsch will put you on the right road

Edward Hirsch ☆ The Living Fire New and Selected Poems Book

The Living Fire New and Selected PoemsEd boy who perched in the branches of the old branch library” as well as the passionate middle aged man who tells his lover “I wish I could paint you I need a brush for your hard angles and ferocious blues and reds I wish I could paint you from the waist down”Grieving for the losses occasioned by our mortality Hirsch’s ultimate impulse as a poet is to praise to wreathe himself as he writes in “the living fire” that burns with a ferocious intensit Excellent I read a copy from the library but I will buy my own now that I have seen how wonderful it is