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by Vivian Shipley

eBook Gleanings: Old Poems, New Poems ePub
Author: Vivian Shipley
Language: English
ISBN: 0945083076
ISBN13: 978-0945083078
Publisher: Louisiana Literature Pr (July 1, 2003)
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 948
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ePub file: 1896 kb
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Start by marking Gleanings: Old Poems, New Poems as Want to Read . Shipley is a master of metaphor. Almost every poem in this book contained at least 1 line that made me sigh, put the book in my lap, and wish I had written that line.

Start by marking Gleanings: Old Poems, New Poems as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Her connections are luminous and profound, making her personal stories universal. The collection is actually a metaphor for life; sadness, joy, loss, grief, ironic, funny, tragic and unpredictable.

Hardboot: New & Old Poems. When There Is No Shore. Poems Out of Harlan County.

Nineteen Old Poems, also known as Ku-shih shih-chiu shou is an anthology of Chinese poems, consisting of nineteen poems which were probably originally collected during the Han Dynasty

Nineteen Old Poems, also known as Ku-shih shih-chiu shou is an anthology of Chinese poems, consisting of nineteen poems which were probably originally collected during the Han Dynasty. These nineteen poems were very influential on later poetry, in part because of their use of the five-character line (or, wuyen shi).

Poems from different poets all around the world. Thousands of poems and poets. If one is lucky We reach old age. Page

Poems from different poets all around the world. Page : next page .

Some of the poems have never before seen print. The subject matter runs from pieces that originate in the writer's imagination to the Iraq War, and more.

This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup

This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for vivian. Exact Phrase Any Word All Words. V-erse I-s V-erily I-mplented A-s N-ame. T-hrills R-eader O-f P-oetic E-xcellent L-ine. Categories: vivian, birthday, Form: Acrostic.

Home D. H. Lawrence New Poems. And damp old web of misery's heirloom. Deadens this day's grey-dropping arras-fold. And what is this that floats on the undermist. Of the mirror towards the dusty grate, as if feeling. Unsightly its way to the warmth?-this thing with. To the left? this ghost like a candle swealing?

These poems answer these questions Inscribed on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor, this sonnet may have the greatest placement of any English poem. It also has one of the greatest placements in history.

These poems answer these questions. Each poem is followed by some brief analysis. Inscribed on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor, this sonnet may have the greatest placement of any English poem. Lazarus compares the Statue of Liberty to the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Poems: Rilke contains poems from The Book of Images; New Poems; Requiem for a Friend; Poems.

Poems: Rilke contains poems from The Book of Images; New Poems; Requiem for a Friend; Poems

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Ucantia
On Shipley's web site, she states:
I write to bear witness and record the struggle of the heart, the mind, the body ensnared by powers that cannot be understood or controlled.

The narrative poems in this magnificent collection do exactly that. Reading this book almost feels like reading a memoir. There are many vivid poems about family, especially her children and her parents. When talking about her poems featuring her parents, Shipley says:
Perhaps, it's a way of talking with the dead, of keeping their memories alive, and it doesn't make me feel as orphaned if I write poems about my parents.

A strong sense of place permeates Shipley's writing. She grew up in rural Kentucky, then moved to Connecticut and academia, and the juxtaposition of these two seemingly disparate cultures is the foundation for much of her poetry. Rural Kentucky comes alive in her poems.

Gleanings contains many prose and persona poems. Some are written in the voice of her second husband, step-father to her sons. These are filled with quiet insight such as these lines from "The Step-Father":

Yet, as I stand at Sachem Field waiting behind the soccer posts,
I sometimes fall silent, not screaming out Yes! as other fathers do

when their sons score a goal. Another man's name broadcast
over the P.A. system slaps my ears.

There is a series of poems in the voice of Paula Hitler, Adolph's sister. Another brilliant series places lines from Emily Dickinson's poems into the context of the many quilts Dickinson made. Shipley channels other poets, cultural icons, and mythic figures.

The book is arranged in chronological order, divided into sections that mirror parts of Shipley `s life. Her writing is brutally honest. If these poems were playing the proverbial game of chicken, they wouldn't blink. Shipley also makes strong use of humor and irony in her writing. In "Sleeping Soundly Where Lizzie Borden Died", Shipley describes a bed and breakfast where the selection of rooms includes Lizzie's, or the room where her step-mother was murdered, or that of the maid who found the bodies.

Shipley is a master of metaphor. Almost every poem in this book contained at least 1 line that made me sigh, put the book in my lap, and wish I had written that line. Her connections are luminous and profound, making her personal stories universal. The collection is actually a metaphor for life; sadness, joy, loss, grief, ironic, funny, tragic and unpredictable. I love her poems so much that I ordered more of her work before even finishing this book.
Ustamya
Gleanings is an amazing package of poetry. It's fat-187 pages of "old poems and new poems," beginning with feisty poems of girlhood, the segueing into poems of marriage, ultrasound, pregnancy, empty-nesting, and ending with haunting poems about taking care of a mother with Alzheimers and grieving for a lost father. On the way, Shipley invokes Virginia Woolf, Carolyn Forche, Denise Levertov, Jim Morrison, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelly, Robert Penn Warren, William Blake, William Butler Yeats, Matthew Arnold, Shakespeare, A.E. Houseman, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, Emily Dickinson, Eliot and Pound, James Merrill, and Betty Friedan. This is a rich book indeed, an almost-memoir, a navigation of one woman's complex life.
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