Download e-book for iPad: A Momentary Glory: Last Poems (Wesleyan Poetry Series) by Harvey Shapiro

By Harvey Shapiro

ISBN-10: 0819574953

ISBN-13: 9780819574954

The celebrated poet Harvey Shapiro passed on to the great beyond on January 7, 2013. The poems during this booklet, lots of them formerly unpublished and came upon purely after his loss of life, are an excellent gift, and the ultimate affirmation of his awesome expertise. Edited through Shapiro's literary executor, the poet and critic Norman Finkelstein, those final poems endure an remarkable gravitas, and but they're as supple, jazzy, and edgy as Shapiro's previous paintings. the entire issues for which he's recognized are fantastically represented the following. There are poems of his reports in international battle II, the erotic existence, and of day-by-day moments in Brooklyn and new york, all looking for a sophisticated knowledge and style that the poet calls "a temporary glory." As Shapiro tells us, the poem "Is an Egyptian / send of the lifeless, / every thing required / for all times saved / in its hold." The publication contains an advent by means of the editor. an internet reader's better half may be to be had.

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Mоскве, один, никого, слякоть в то время, ни записной книжки, ни телефона; кто звонил тебе и ты не слышал?

To feel it in my hands, and then light up a cigarette. ] | 37 Akseli Kajanto He следует особенно доверять поэтам в том, что, в отличие от людей, птицы бессмертны. Что, дескать, мы почти не находим их тел после того, как из воздуха они переходят в тусклые листья и ниже, к зернистым мгновениям нефти, слюде, где, отражаясь стократно в ступенях огня, плазмой стекают в разрывы зеркал, хотя тут-­то и западня для ума . . их вроде нет вовсе; поскольку—откуда лучится это отсутствие? Оно как излучение пылающих ангелов в слепоте.

It’s no longer possible to gather up all the empty bottles, the needles, thimbles, money . . nor understand where the light ray lies, where the steel thread stretching across the road, though undoubtedly it’s at the bus stop diagonally across the way, where the kiosk sours, like the sky. Like—well, all the rest pertains to the roof of the mouth, lifting within itself the complex and rather folded-­up material of nonexistence. A cocoon, darkness, and in stammering—lightning and exile. The 39th hexagram is nothing like this.

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