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eBook ↠ The Living Fire New and Selected Poems Ü Hardcover Read ✓ johnscyclingdiary ð ➱ [Read] ➬ The Living Fire New and Selected Poems By Edward Hirsch ➼ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk A rich and significant collection of than one hundred poems dA rich and significant collection of than one hundred poems drawn from a lifetime of “wild gratitude” in poetryIn poems chronicling insomnia “the blue rimmed edge of outer dark those crossroads where we meet the dead” art and culture poems on Edward Hopper and Paul Celan love poems in the voices of Baudelaire and Gertrude Stein a meditation on two suitcases of children’s drawings that came out of the Terezin concentration camp and his own experience InspiringA great collection from a fabulous poet This New and Selected includes poems dating from 1981 For the Sleepwalkers to shortly before its publication in 2010 There is a great variety of tone and form and subject matter here really something for everyoneAt the front there are some new poems not printed in any other collectionHere are a few lines from ForebodingsI don't mind the mindless fogbut my room at the top of the stairstilts like a broken boat at seaAll night I feel the homesick wavesand hear ravens scavenging in my sleep

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Ed boy who perched in the branches of the old branch library” as well as the passionate middle aged man who tells his lover “I wish I could paint you I need a brush for your hard angles and ferocious blues and reds I wish I could paint you from the waist down”Grieving for the losses occasioned by our mortality Hirsch’s ultimate impulse as a poet is to praise to wreathe himself as he writes in “the living fire” that burns with a ferocious intensit First I never ever imagined that insomnia could be brilliant Hirsch had taken a misery and made it genius This collection of poems was brought to my attention one morning while listening to The Writer's Almanac That tiny preview while brilliant did not even begin to hint at the poems I found in The Living Fire A few of my favorites Incandescence at Dusk Four AM The Reader Earthly Light I am Going to Start Living Like a Mystic The Widening Sky and After a Long Insomniac Night This is a book I need to add to my library so I can return to these words again and again I highly recommend

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The Living Fire New and Selected PoemsIncluding the powerful frank self examinations in his recent work Edward Hirsch displays stunning range and uality Repeatedly confronting the darkness his own sense of godlessness “Forgive me faith for never having any” he also struggles with the unlikely presence of the divine the power of art to redeem human transience and the complexity of relationships Throughout the collection his own life trajectory enriches the poems; he is the “skinny long beak Just when I thought the poems couldn't get any better line breaks that made me go oh; cadences that made me go ah; diction and imagery and conceits that made me say yes yes yes Hirsch goes into form poems and blows me the frig away The Living Fire is a compilation of perhaps his greatest hits from previous collections Now I want to read the rest of those collections having read only one before