➵ The Living Fire Read ➼ Author Edward Hirsch – Writerscompany.co.uk

The Living Fire I m glad this poet came my way through a third hand recommendation I m not always thrilled with mainstream academic poets, but there is a heart felt authenticity in much of what Hirsch writes, and a few gems scattered throughout this collection, e.g., Because it is dusk, Yes, dusk wit Reverent and plain, praising and ordinary all at the same time I don t know why I like this poet s voice, I just like it I hear his academic tone in many of the poems but it doesn t either enhance or de enhance my reading of him it is just his voice, calm, clear, masculine, crafting poetry from the ordinary and wild gratitude infusing so many of them He is not afraid of emotion, nor of struggle and growth, nor of human frailty, or of anything, and it feels like a primal fearlessness that b Reverent and plain, praising and ordinary all at the same time I don t know why I like this poet s voice, I just like it I hear his academic tone in many of the poems but it doesn t either enhance or de enhance my reading of him it is just his voice, calm, clear, masculine, crafting poetry from the ordinary and wild gratitude infusing so many of them He is not afraid of emotion, nor of struggle and growth, nor of human frailty, or of anything, and it feels like a primal fearlessness that belongs to all of us Song Against Natural Selection The weak survive A man with a damaged arm, a house missing a single brick, one step torn away A Rich And Significant Collection Of Than One Hundred Poems, Drawn From A Lifetime Of Wild Gratitude In Poetry.In 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, Including The Powerful, Frank Self Examinations In His Recent Work, Edward Hirsch Displays Stunning Range And Quality 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 Beaked 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 Intensity. One of the best books of poetry I ve ever read It s absolutely beautiful. There is no better poet in my view writing today, and one of the least affected or arrogant poets I have ever met Instantly, once a poet achieves the acclaim or muscle that Hirsch has achieved, they act like they are the new men or women of letters Yet, for ME, Merwin among others, are poet s poets but not as well received for non poetry readers Levine wasof a Walt Whitman, a poet of the street and Hirsch echoes that but for ME withof an eloquence at times, but with that w There is no better poet in my view writing today, and one of the least affected or arrogant poets I have ever met Instantly, once a poet achieves the acclaim or muscle that Hirsch has achieved, they act like they are the new men Excellent I read a copy from the library but I will buy my own now that I have seen how wonderful it is. 13 new poems and selections from 7 other works For the Sleepwalkers, Wild Gratitude, Night Parade, Earthly Measures, On Love, Lay Back the Darkness, Special Orders I enjoy reading chronological poetry anthologies Often, but not always, the poems either follow each other with ease or the sections are somewhat themed and a poet s development can be studied Also, there s often that nuanced sense of autobiography Or, perhaps just the eras of feelings a poet has lived through Anger, hope, satis 13 new poems and selections from 7 other works For the Sleepwalkers, Wild Gratitude, Night Parade, Earthly Measures, On Love, Lay Back the Darkness, Special Orders I enjoy reading chronological poetry anthologies Often, but not always, the poems either follow each other with ease or the sections are somewhat themed and a poet s development can be studied Also, there s often that nuanced sense of autobiography Or, perhaps just the eras of feelings a poet has lived through Anger, hope, satisfaction, sadness at loss, unraveling These may be invented and they may be real The reader hovers at the edges of the poet s psyche, but opposite real life, can t see the action or the events, only the thoughts that are exposed What stays in my mind insomniac wakefulness, walking urban rural night haze darkness, being behind a window and feeling the boundlessness of nature sky st This is the first volume of Hirsch s that I ve read He has an interesting way of writing that I think is quite distinct while some of his poems are reminiscent of Mary Oliver or other nature poets, he adds a certain 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 everyone.At the front there are some new poems, not printed in any other collection.Here are a few lines from Forebodings I don t mind the mindless fogbut my room at the top of the 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 h


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