Four Seasons Poems

ISBN-10: 0307268349
ISBN-13: 9780307268341
Edition: 2008
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Description: For the poet, even the most minute details of the natural world are starting points for flights of the imagination, and the pages of this collection celebrating the four seasons are brimming with an extraordinary range of observation and imagery.  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/3/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

For the poet, even the most minute details of the natural world are starting points for flights of the imagination, and the pages of this collection celebrating the four seasons are brimming with an extraordinary range of observation and imagery. Here are poets past and present, from Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Wordsworth to Whitman, Dickinson, and Thoreau, from Keats, Blake, and Hopkins to Elizabeth Bishop, Ted Hughes, Amy Clampitt, Mary Oliver, and W. S. Merwin. Here are poems that speak of the seasons as measures of earthly time or as states of mind or as the physical expressions of the ineffable. From Robert Frost's tribute to the evanescence of spring in "Nothing Gold Can Stay" to Langston Hughes's moody "Summer Night" in Harlem, from the "stopped woods" in Marie Ponsot's "End of October" to the chilling "mind of winter" in Wallace Stevens's "The Snow Man," the poems in this volume engage vividly with the seasons and, through them, with the ways in which we understand and engage the world outside ourselves.

J. D. McClatchy is the author of four books of poems, two books of literary essays, & four opera libretti. He is the editor of "The Yale Review" & a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Foreword
SPRING
First Sight of Spring Thomas Hardy
The Year’s Awakening Emily Dickinson‘‘
Light exists in Spring’’
Spring William Shakespeare‘‘
It was a lover and his lass’’
Nothing Gold Can Stay
March Gerard
Spring
Black March
Spring Pools
Loveliest of trees’’
March Morning Unlike Others
Putting in the Seed
Spring
The Lent Lily
Spring Song II
Another April
Resurrections
Cold Spring
Lines Written in Early Spring
Sonnet to Spring
Spring
Corinna’s Going a-Maying
The Widow’s Lament in Springtime
The Enkindled Spring Charlotte Mew‘‘
I so liked Spring’’ Emily Dickinson‘‘
A little Madness in the Spring’’
Another Spring
Naming of Parts
April Light
A Storm in April
To Daffodils
There Will Come Soft Rains
Home-Thoughts, from Abroad Lizette Woodworth Reese
April in Town E. E. Cummings[in Just-] Walt Whitman
Out of May’s Shows Selected Mary Oliver
Spring SUMMER Anon.‘‘Summer is y-comen in’’
Roundel
The House was Quiet and the World was Calm
Further in Summer than the Birds Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
The Sweet Season
"At the Royal Academy Henry David Thoreau"Woof of the sun’’
Summer Poem
End of May
I Think
Summer Moods
On the Grasshopper and the Cricket
Summer Night
June in the Suburbs
Trees Amy Clampitt
Lindenbloom
A July Afternoon by the Pond L�onie Adams
Midsummer Anon. Summer Song Ted Hughes
Heatwave May
Flag of Summer
Summer Wind Henry
The Summer Rain
The Rainy Summer
My Father Paints a Summer
Falling Asleep in a Garden
Dog-Days Robert
August Moon
August Moon
Late August on the Lido
Hyla Brook
Summer is Ended
"As imperceptibly as God" A.E. Housman"When summer's end is nighing" AUTUMN
To Autumn
"Summer begins to have the look" Emily Bront�
"Fall, leaves, fall"
Unharvested
Autumn
Autumn
Autumn Edna
Autumn
Ode to the West Wind
The Seven Sorrows
An Autumn

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