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Messenger: Poems


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Februar 2001

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

A companion volume to his previous collection Trespasser and the second book of the trilogy "Dreaming in Irish", Messenger continues R.T. Smith's exploration of the threshold between story and song. Employing a disciplined and echoing free verse, Smith touches the sources of emotion without losing his poems' extraordinary composure, offering coherence and order in service of the ecstatic note.Binding the lyric to narrative, these poems move almost imperceptibly from delicate descriptions of the poet's native southern landscape to memories of a tender boyhood amid Scots-Irish relatives to the customs and politics of contemporary Ireland. They invoke Audubon, Bartram, Dickey, Poe, and Joyce to pursue the mythic patterns behind everyday circumstances and the joyful possibilities in work, music, and family life.Smith weaves the language of Catholic faith with both American and Irish rural surroundings, providing the fuel for quiet allegories. He listens and observes, and seeks to bridge the chasm between his world and his words, exercising what he callsa desire old as cave paintings, the wish to entice some wild thingand make beauty local, to bring something gracefulclose to home.
EAN: 9780807126745
ISBN: 0807126748
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: LOUISIANA STATE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2001
Seitenanzahl: 88 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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