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Shvoong Home>Books>POETRY REVIEW Review

POETRY REVIEW

Book Review   by:SM THOMPSON     Original Author: London Poetry Society
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At last Poetry Review has arrived through the mail box! This issue Volume 96:1 Spring 2006
has much to offer the lover of poetry and poems. My favourite poet the Pullitzer Winner -
Paul Muldoon in this edition has two poems as follows ...

Two Lyrics: See If I Care and
Meat and Drink



See If I care ... I caught this big ticket item: At the spotted pig ... is the opening
line of No: 1 of these Lyrics - the poem is jaunty and full of references to what we all love to quote as well as ...read .../I don't give a damn/ I can just see you start to scratch your head wondering where you heard or read that before ... and then the classic cocktail party line ...

CLARK GABLE AND VIVIAN LEIGH in GONE WITH THE WIND!

I used to say to everyone ... why don't you /look it up yourself/ but /yes/ I guess so!

So its nice at this point in the poetic race to move onto Moniza Alvi ... as follows:

/I Hold My Breath In This Sad Country With Its Sad Past/... for fear of saying the wrong thing ... still its better than being the /wronged woman/ or worse still the /wrong man/

Mark Weiss .../Translated/ In exile do you hear ... horrible stories from the homeland ... the answer to that is YES probably true!

Amarjit Chandan ...Wear Me ... I want to rub against every part of your body (sounds like your favourite doggy poem ... perhaps/ no, not so ... reference is to ...a necklace!

Recently in London I had a very handsome Taxi driver who was wearing a gold necklace around his neck! I stopped for a moment in my tracks and enquired further! This gold necklace had particular significance for him - he is Persian you see! I spotted it straight away! I was so pleased with myself.

Great stuff / BREAD AND ROSES... future planning .... keep on reading ... POETRY REVIEW!
Published: April 10, 2006   
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