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Title: Standpoint - new poems
Post by Tiny_Montgomery on Today at 21:34
The latest issue of Standpoint (www.standpointmag.co.uk) contains five new poems by Clive James. A sense of mortality hangs over the best two poems - The Light As It Grows Dark and The Shadow Knows - which strike me as two of the strongest he has published. There's also a stunning short poem inspired by the movie, Shane, called Vision of Jean Arthur and the Distant Mountains.

Title: Re: Standpoint - new poems
Post by Kevin Cryan on Today at 23:00

on 11/02/11 at 21:34:26, Tiny_Montgomery wrote :
The latest issue of Standpoint (www.standpointmag.co.uk) contains five new poems by Clive James. A sense of mortality hangs over the best two poems - The Light As It Grows Dark and The Shadow Knows - which strike me as two of the strongest he has published. There's also a stunning short poem inspired by the movie, Shane, called Vision of Jean Arthur and the Distant Mountains.



Ford direct access, click [bgcolor=Yellow]here[/bgcolor] (http://www.standpointmag.co.uk/node/4162).


Kevin Cryan

Title: Re: Standpoint - new poems
Post by Ian Chippett on 03.11.11 at 08:35

Clive quotes himself in one of the poems!

<<I am the shadow and the widower
Because the innocent you were I slew,
But you are here, and real, and far above
My level of attainment. It is you
Who brings me back to love what we once were.>>

Ian C.



Title: Re: Standpoint - new poems
Post by dr_john on 03.11.11 at 21:10
Re-quoting Gérard de Nerval, n'est-ce pas?
'Je suis le Ténébreux, le Veuf, l'Inconsolé...'

Title: Re: Standpoint - new poems
Post by BogusTrumper on 16.11.11 at 19:28

on 11/03/11 at 21:10:37, dr_john wrote :
Re-quoting Gérard de Nerval, n'est-ce pas?
'Je suis le Ténébreux, le Veuf, l'Inconsolé...'


And I always thought it was Flanders and Swann...............



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