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A Hundred Doors ➽ [Download] ➺ A Hundred Doors By Michael Longley ➸ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Michael Longley has remarkable powers of reinvention Certain themes remain constant the natural world, war, violence, love, friendship, art, death but they also keep changing because the forms and gen Michael Longley has remarkable powers of reinvention Certain themes remain constant the natural world, war, violence, love, friendship, art, death but they also keep changing because the forms and genres of his poetry never stand still In A Hundred Doors a sinuous short line complements his variations on pentameter and hexameter And Longley s interlacing of A Hundred Kindle - individual lyrics, so that a diverse collection seems a single poem, intensifies in the shadow of mortalityA sequence about his grandchildren s births is counterpointed by elegies, including Longley s continuing elegy for the Great War dead The Mayo townland, Carrigskeewaun, with its cast of leverets, otters, swans, wrens, lesser twayblade and bird s foot trefoil, also takes on fresh guises Longley is among Europe s foremost ecological poets Yet Carrigskeewaun is ultimately symbolic, a microcosm, a soul arena A Hundred Doors roams in time and space The title poem evokes the oldest Byzantine church in Greece Our Lady of A Hundred Doors on the island of Paros The remains of a Greek temple ache beneath its floor Wild orchids, which crop up in Greece and the Italian Garfagnana as well as Ireland, are among the collection s multiple doors Others are music and paintings, cloudberry jam from Lapland , a Shetland pony This is work of power, precision and delicacy poems that bend and magnify the daylight , poems by a master craftsman.


10 thoughts on “A Hundred Doors

  1. Jennilyn (Thiboult) Nevins Jennilyn (Thiboult) Nevins says:

    This poets subjects vary from the beautiful to the heartbreaking and everything in between Particularly love the poems to his grandchildren.The Leveret to the cottage where you were conceived have you been missing it Helen It is snowing You want to go.Your ashes fall like snow Now at lastThose terrible numbers above your wrist Add up to you Your ashes fall like snow.


  2. Sarah Sarah says:

    I really enjoyed the On Being interview with the author, but only a few of the poems stood out to me Perhaps if I new what the flowers he lists looked like I might enjoy the poems that feature them so prominently However I don t know a thing about Irish flowers so their names mean little to me and many of these poems seemed to be lists of flowers.


  3. Michael Arnold Michael Arnold says:

    This is a reread When I first read this I liked it, but to be honest only half heartedly This time around I loved it This is a book you should reread over the course of a fee years, because I think these are poems that are better understood by old souls The poems here are beautiful, some now personal favourites And they have this habit of being so evocative of so much in just a small space, and a few lines It s really fantastic stuff, and now I can say I don t understand all of this, but I This is a reread When I first read this I liked it, but to be honest only half heartedly This time around I loved it This is a book you should reread over the course of a fee years, because I think these are poems that are better understood by old souls The poems here are beautiful, some now personal favourites And they have this habit of being so evocative of so much in just a small space, and a few lines It s really fantastic stuff, and now I can say I don t understand all of this, but I ll read it again in a while and I know I will findto love If you love poetry you should get yourself a copy of this, and really treasure it


  4. Natalie Natalie says:

    This is my introduction to Longley, and I keep wondering, how did he become so famous He has an ear for sounds and uses words that fill one s mouth His meter and word choice are great, and I think his talent lies there, rather in the content of his poems Content, he uses the same word in nearly every poem, making it less magical, less special Carrigskeewaun And they simply don t elevate I wouldn t memorize any of these poems.


  5. John Eliot John Eliot says:

    A superb set of beautifully lyrical poems A friend recommended the collection, and I m so pleased she did If you haven t read his work, then start on this Make sure as well that you read, Another Wren not from this collection.John Eliot, author of Ssh


  6. T P Kennedy T P Kennedy says:

    An engaging collection The shorter pieces are superb particularly those dedicated to his grandchildren He has a gift for capturing a moment and sometimes a person Unusually for a poetry collection, this is a fun read profound, witty and sometimes light.


  7. Dave Dave says:

    After the heavy bird and grandchild based Poems at the starting third, the collection really serves to delight Obviously he shows his loves and interests in his work, which is great.


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