TXT [Dark Harbor A Poem local history] by Mark Strand – TXT or Kindle ePUB
This book is cosmic in its scope but lyric in its sensibility It is a numbered not named seuence of related That Noble Dream poems but I would call it narrative only in the sense that it creates its own world This is aoetic version of the real world It s not exactly an allegory although some individual oems are allegoricalThe span seems to be that of a human lifetime it s a book about aging not about being young and it s about ain and loss than about happiness though there is some happiness in it A lot of it is about writing oetry which
not my topic for oetry but I still enjoyed those oems That is the "Narrowest Kind Of Experience The Book Speaks Of Otherwise I "kind of experience the book speaks of Otherwise I it to be about human experience generally not a articular Secure Location person s experienceThe tone is detached andhilosophical not emotionally intense I d compare the style to that of John Ashbery who is uoted at one The Everyday Witch (Beatrice Bailey, point This is from number XXVWhen we look at each other and see nothingIs that not a confirmation that we are lessThan meets the eye and embody some ofThe night of our origins and isn t everythingA little le. Theoems in this book are easily recognizable as the work of one of our most interesting and influential oets but. ,is not my
Ss than meets the eye reminding usThat our ignorance is verified by "the nothingWhich it honorsThe lyrics are all in the same form what "nothingWhich it honorsThe lyrics are all in the same form what would call free verse tercets The lines are about the same length within a Bred by the Beastmen (Bred by the Beastmen poem but they are not metered They re long enough to suggestrose which in turn makes the book feel narrative Repetition of sentences and hrases is sometimes used #as a formal device The titular harbor reached by the volume s # a formal device The titular harbor reached by the volume s is not uite as dark as the journey our erplexed Surface pilgrim takes to arrive there It is also luminous unsettling resigned and yet aching with hope alace of community after the end of time A beautiful rueful searing book that was much richer on my second reading than I remembered Aptly named it s very dark But Strand s writing concise images and impeccable line breaksmakes it worth the downer AMAZING The Strand I read the stunned I am He tackles everything in this one long Orange 5 (オレンジ, poem I ll return to it again and again I m sure This collection ofoems by former oet laureate Mark Strand is by turns dark and brooding moving and inspirational Thou. There is an extra dimension justifying a claim for the whole as a unified oem Each of the forty five sections la. ,
Gh each of the 45 The Greatest Victory poems stands alone they weave together into a rich narrative of love loss friendship and the choices we make that change our lives forever Running through all theoems is the imagery of Strand s dark harbor which serves as a metaphor for the surging and ever changing flow of life Strand s masterful lyricism is everywhere apparent and a testament to his careful crafting of each oem s shape "and feel A short collection but a good one this is "feel A short collection but a good one this is excellent example of Strand s oetic Fates Monolith (MacLomain, prowess Good a little too cute at times but good Discussed this book here Such a beautifuloet A long At the Wolfs Table poem abstract enough to keep me from attempting to decypher the meaning on eachage I did sense an emotional resonance with some of the lines that touched on the melancholia associated with aging and losing one s youthful lust and luster I learned of this book of oetry from a tribute to Strand s birthday 04111934 on Garrison Keilor s Writer s Almanac My good fried Steven gave me this book for my birthday I find Strand s lyrical tone to simultaneously delightul and uncann. Ys against the others and although wide ranging and with many moods and changes tone Dark Harbor is all of a ie.