By Robert Bly
A super assortment Spanning part A Century, From one in all America's such a lot well known and strong Poets
Robert Bly has had many jobs in his illustrious profession. he's a chronicler and mentor of younger poets, was once a pace-setter of the antiwar circulation, based the men's circulate, and wrote the bestselling e-book Iron John, which introduced the men's stream to the eye of the realm. all through those actions, Bly has endured to deepen his personal poetry, a energetic voice in a interval of extra educational wordsmiths. right here he provides his favourite poems of the final decades-timeless classics from Silence within the Snowy Fields, the guy within the Black Coat Turns, and Loving a lady in Worlds. an entire component of marelous new poems rounds out this assortment, which deals an opportunity to reread, in a clean atmosphere, a life of paintings devoted to clean views. it's a marvelous assortment that confirms Bly's position as considered one of America's preeminent poets writing this present day.
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Extra resources for Eating the Honey of Words: New and Selected Poems
Far in the woods I sit down against a pine. The moon has her porches turned to face the light, But the deep part of her house is in darkness. 34 THINKING OF TU FU’S POEM I get up late and ask what has to be done today. Nothing has to be done, so the farm looks doubly good. The blowing maple leaves fit so well with the moving grass, The shadow of my writing shack looks small beside the growing trees. Never be with your children, let them get stringy like radishes! Let your wife worry about the lack of money!
II If I could reach down, near the earth, I could take handfuls of darkness! A darkness that was always there, which we never noticed. III As the snow grows heavier, the cornstalks fade farther away, And the barn moves nearer to the house. The barn moves all alone in the growing storm. IV The barn is full of corn, and moving toward us now, Like a hulk blown toward us in a storm at sea; All the sailors on deck have been blind for many years. 17 A PRIVATE FALL Motes of haydust rise and fall With slow and grave steps, Like servants who dance in the yard Because some prince has been born.
Our whole body is like a harbor at dawn; We know that our master has left us for the day. 27 DRIVING TOWARD THE LAC QUI PARLE RIVER I I am driving; it is dusk; Minnesota. The stubble field catches the last growth of sun. The soybeans are breathing on all sides. Old men are sitting before their houses on car seats In the small towns. I am happy, The moon rising above the turkey sheds. II The small world of the car Plunges through the deep fields of the night, On the road from Willmar to Milan. This solitude covered with iron Moves through the fields of night Penetrated by the noise of crickets.