The Life Around Us: Selected Poems on Ecological Themes (New Directions Paperbook, 843)
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Edition:First Edition
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- Dimensions (in):7.1 x 5 x 0.6
- Publication Date:May 1997
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Gathered here in one handy volume are 62 poems about nature and the ecology. But, as the author notes in her preface, these are not all praise-poems"celebration and fear of loss are necessarily conjoined." This compact gift-book will have special appeal to those who love Mother Earth. As Denise Levertov comments in her brief foreword to The Life Around Us, she has "shared with most poets in every time and place an ardent love of what my eyes and other senses revealed to me in the world we call 'nature'." Yet in this selection of sixty-two poems chosen by the author "celebration and fear of loss are necessarily conjoined." The Life Around Us shows us both the eternal renewal of the natural world and its imperilment.
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