PDF (The Poetry of Birds) by Simon Armitage

To a Nightingale by Keats an excerpt from The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner by Cooleridge Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Wallace Stevens by Cooleridge Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Wallace Stevens Hope is the thing with feathers by Dickinson probably my favorite poem in the book although its birds are metaphorical Also absent Poe s The RAVEN MOST OF THE POEMS I HAD NEVER READTED Most of the poems I had never readTed is credited with bringing English poets back to the birds so the collection features ten poems by him I birds so the collection features ten poems by him I enjoyed how he captured what most of us think of as the nasty personality of starlings in Starlings Have Come Tumbling the sparrows with a drop ick A Satanic hoodlum a cross eyed bossBlack body crammed with hot rubiesAnd Anthrax under your nails Some other favorites are The Blue Booby by James Tate a charming account of mating rituals The Blinded Bird by Thomas Hardy and The Sandpiper by Elizabeth Bishop I was also fascinated that Bishop s name was mentioned in two other poems Hardy paid homage to Shelley in Shelly s Skylark Though it only lived like another birdAnd Squash Basics - How To Play Squash knew not its immortality A fine anthology by the new Poet Laureate As with any anthology a reader can take issue with what is in and what is out So Adlestrop that tedious anthology piece is included for one line And for that minute a blackbird sang Hardly a penetrating view of bird song And not a single line by Shakespeare Then again Gunn s marvellous Patchwork is included which shows that Armitage has been birdwatching off the beaten track The real bird gems come from John Clare who is worth than dreamy Keats and waffly Wordsworth to the bird lover As the editors mentions in their afterword birds are the creatures we see or hear most often in our lives The poets featured are from the UK Ireland and the US John Clare s work appears most often as the poems are arranged ornithologically Clare was clearly aeen birder. 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A compilation of mostly mediocre poems many racist with at times interesting facts stored in the backI don t understand why racism was necessary in a book about poetry involving birdsI also don t understand where there was an appendix of facts why wasn t it simply placed within the main body if i hadn t read main body If I hadn t read before diving in I wouldn t have nown they were there and I would have missed out on almost all of the enjoyment I had from this bookNote I m not that big into poetry so I was expecting a mediocre for me read but this was below expectations After a run of prize winning slim volumes by individual poets it was good to come to a substantial anthology on a single concrete topic Yay I thought I am going to now roughly what these are all about and once I d realised there was a notes section at the end mostly but not entirely ornithological it was even betterIt was an interesting way to gain a better understanding of my own tastes there are inclusions from famous men that just left me cold and bored thinking Oh you do go on John Clare whose work appears than any another doesn t uite fit this category for his close observation and relative lack of gushiness I greeted each unsentimental Ted Hughes inclusion warmly whether or not I recognised it as his I especially enjoyed several poems in Scots always good to be pushed into reading a poem aloud and the poems about sparrows I liked the way that rather than select a single poem Per Species The Greater Propensity species the greater propensity certain species to inspire poetry was reflectedI feel the anthologists made a mistake in their criteria most of the poems are about British birds or a British perspective obviously including Coleridge s infamous albatross but there s a scattering of North American birds and that just seemed to jar there weren t enough to work And there were very few about other parts. 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Of the world or in translation So I feel they could usefully have been either exclusive or much inclusiveI was also a bit surprised at what didn t appear wot no raven uothing Never Interesting book as the title clearly says a collection of avian poetry If your interested in the probably the most observed of wildlife around us and perhaps only a smidgin of interest in poetry like myself then this should prove time well spent The background info and footnotes add to the flavour too It s one you can pick up and put down at anytime DNF stopped at page to the flavour too It s one you can pick up and put down at anytime DNF stopped at page lost the will to live a bit with this one Thought it might be a nice dip into every evening for some nice poems about birdies Maybe my taste in poetry is hallmark card who nows Anyway way too many poems with big words that I didn t 竹光始末 The Bamboo Sword And Other Samurai Tales know the meaning of sorry I m not grabbing a dictionary to decipher some poets showing off A few lines from a handful of poems stuck with me but too few to carry on and what s with the poem about the feral teens grabbing some bird from it s nest andicking it around Just no I wanted twee relaxing birdie poems to see me off to sleep not stuff to make me angry or my brain ache I see me off to sleep not stuff to make me angry or my brain ache I amazed the editors could publish a 300 page anthology of English language bird poems and omit Mary Oliver especially her poem Wild Geese For me the book suffers a bit from the usual problem of anthologies that lean too much on centuries dead male poets John Clare apparently wrote bird poems than anyone but I didn t relish reading so many archaic poems or so many romantics with all their exclamation points and zealous bliss Despite this failing I was surprised how much I enjoyed the book It did include contemporary even American poets and a handful of women The editors wanted a historic overview while I wanted a modern approachIncluded were many poems I expected to see Ode. 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The Poetry of Birds