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My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy Poems

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ISBN-10: 0060757191

ISBN-13: 9780060757199

Edition: N/A

Authors: Robert Bly

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Readers have found Robert Bly's ghazals startling and new; they merge wildness with a beautiful formality. My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy is Robert Bly's second book of ghazals. The poems have become more intricate and personal than they were in The Night Abraham Called to the Stars, and the leaps even bolder. This book includes the already famous poem against the Iraq War, "Call and Answer": "Tell me why it is we don't lift our voices these days / And cry over what is happening." The poems are intimate and yet reach out toward the world: the paintings of Robert Motherwell, the intensity of flamenco singers, the sadness of the gnostics, the delight of high spirits and wit.…    
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242

Robert Bly lives on a farm in his native state of Minnesota. He edited The Seventies magazine, which he founded as The Fifties and in the next decade called The Sixties. In 1966, with David Ray, he organized American Writers Against the Vietnam War. The Light Around the Body, which won the National Book Award in 1968, was strongly critical of the war in Vietnam and of American foreign policy. Since publication of Iron John: A Book About Men (1990), a response to the women's movement, Bly has been immensely popular, appearing on talk shows and advising men to retrieve their primitive masculinity through wildness. Bly is also a translator of Scandinavian literature, such as Twenty Poems of…    

The Dark Autumn Nights
A Poem for Andrew Marvell
Listening to the Sitar Before Dawn
Loafing with Friends at Ojo Caliente
When I Am with You
There Are So Many Platos
Bach's B Minor Mass
The Blind Tobit
The Greek Ships
Visiting the Teacher
Growing Wings
Tightening the Cinch
Call and Answer
Advice from the Geese
The Blinding of Samson
The Nest in Which We Were Born
Rembrandt's Brown Ink
The Pelicans at White Horse Key
Flamenco Singers in Granada
The Horses Coming Up Behind
Jacob and Rachel
What to Do with the Garden
The Shoehorn
Singing the Same Throaty Note
The Pistachio Nut
Listening to Old Music
Hiding in a Drop of Water
For Robert Motherwell
Listening to Shahram Nazeri
Mailing Evidence to the Prosecutors
Waking in the Middle of the Night
A Week in Florence
Rameau's Music
Losing the House in a Card Game
A History of Mourning
A Week on the Oregon Coast
Sand Heaps
The Dingy Playing Cards
The Fat Old Couple Whirling Around
Shabistari and The Secret Garden
The Night the Cities Burned
The Bridegroom
The Head of Barley
Adam's Understanding
Eating Blackberry Jam
The Buff-Chested Grouse
Stealing Sugar from the Castle