Download e-book for kindle: Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems of William Stafford by Kim Stafford, William Stafford

By Kim Stafford, William Stafford

ISBN-10: 1555973256

ISBN-13: 9781555973254

"In our time there was no poet who revived human hearts and spirits extra convincingly than William Stafford." —Naomi Shihab Nye

Some time while the river is ice ask me
mistakes i've got made. inquire from me whether
what i've got performed is my life.
—from "Ask Me"

In party of the poet's centennial, Ask Me collects 100 of William Stafford's crucial poems. As a conscientious objector in the course of global battle II, whereas assigned to Civilian Public provider camps Stafford begun his day-by-day writing perform, a lifelong early-morning ritual of witness. His poetry finds the results of violence, the day-by-day necessity of ethical judgements, and the bounty of paintings. chosen and with a notice through Kim Stafford, Ask Me provides the easiest from a profound and unique American voice.

Show description

Read Online or Download Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems of William Stafford PDF

Best poetry books

Some Poems By Paul Klee by Paul Klee PDF

Identified this day nearly solely as a visible artist, Paul Klee used to be additionally a poet who experimented throughout a number poetic types. This certain hardcover tome comprises twenty-one poems which have been undiscovered until eventually after Klee's loss of life in 1940: A Painter of the brain, The satisfied One, Irrational Speech, the 2 Mountians, Individuality, A & B, The Rescue, The Dream, Dream, a pal, My celebrity, The Wolf Speaks, stuck, Bimbo's Pome, The Cat, final issues final and extra.

Download PDF by Megan Boyle: Selected Unpublished Blog Posts of a Mexican Panda Express

Megan Boyle's debut poetry assortment is straight away confessional, sociological, emotional, indifferent, humorous, unhappy, pleasant, reckless, and meditative. Written within the evidently meticulous, defaultedly complicated, continually affecting voice of anyone too innovative and self-aware and clever to be totally fed on via melancholy and loneliness yet too conscious of the meaninglessness and ephemeral nature of life (and too depressed and lonely) to jot down on any point yet an existential, emotionally-driven, unsimplified one, Megan Boyle's debut poetry assortment is the infrequent murals that conveys troubling and frightening info, undiluted, approximately people and the universe yet in a manner, eventually, that makes you excited to be alive, desirous to be anxious and scared, thankful to easily be the following.

New PDF release: The Inventor of Love & Other Writings

A long way sooner than his time whilst written within the Forties, The Inventor of affection via Gherasim Luca (1913-1994) is a discourse at the re-invention of affection that starts at the somber word of suicide. it's a paintings of hope and depression, and reconciliation. .. A key member of Romania's Surrealist team in Bucharest.

Pseudo-Leopardi, A Necrezuta, F Pilastru, I Imaculata's Cantos for the Crestfallen PDF

Pseudo-Leopardi. Cantos for the Crestfallen. Translated via A. Necrezută, F. Pilastru & I. Imaculată. ISBN-13: 978-0692218853. ISBN-10: 0692218858. gnOme, 2014. forty four pp. $10. 00.

Pseudo-Leopardi’s Cantos for the Crestfallen, the following translated for the 1st time from the Romanian unique, is a breathless expiration of very unlikely pessimo-mystical wants for the immanent past. In a series of thirty one verses channeling the spirits of Cioran, Dante, and the poet’s eponym, the Cantos testify to life’s senselessness, the need of being beheaded, and the affection of saints. it's an intoxicated and uncompromising imaginative and prescient: The identify of you / Who modify one atom of my sigh is now afflicted from life.

“Not on account that Die Nachtwachen (The Nightwatches), released in 1804 less than the pseudonym of Bonaventura, a German Romantic of often-attributed but arguably nonetheless doubtful identification, has there seemed this sort of booklet as Cantos for the Crestfallen. additionally written by way of an unknown hand, one soaking wet in a philosophy and poetics of an apocalyptic tone, the latter name opponents its predecessor in either secret and depression. even as that the authors of those works tear the masks from the darkish face of the inhuman comedy, they perform a reckless wit that makes the blackness of our lives blacker nonetheless. Cantos for the Crestfallen specifically flows with grotesque conceits that vacant into an ocean of tears, finally drowning its reader faraway from the sight of land, of domestic, and of desire. ” – Thomas Ligotti

“Like his namesake-by-declamatio, the writer of Cantos for the Crestfallen has controlled to condense all human afflictions into one solitary fusion of depression, a distress with enamel sufficient to chunk the hand off each nescient and conciliatory phantasm. And but to underpin this breathless, nearly throttled, ennui (his personal sigh even “drowning in air”) there's the unravel and the bitterness of a love affair long gone unsuitable, the unrequited affections, the uncooked feels of the world’s interminable spurning; and it all a lie, a necrophile’s symphony tapped out through a middle made ash of, a center crawling up a corkscrewed backbone to die inside of a mind. ” – Gary J. Shipley

“Pseudo-Leopardi’s Cantos exhale a spirit of blackened occidental sufism that might make your head spiral. ” – Pir Iqbal the Impaled

“From the enhaloed entrails of a forgotten pc comes those Cantos for the Crestfallen. those poems describe not anything and enact everything—litanies of a moldering sun refusal. ” – Rasu-Yong Tugen, Baroness de Tristeombre

Additional resources for Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems of William Stafford

Sample text

And sometimes I'm like a bough Which bends alone, Which is racked alone, Which weeps and sings alone, Which cringes alone Like a paper bird 37 Ca o pasare in foi. i sintem doi.

27 JIGNIRE Nepretuind granitul, o, fecioara! Din care-as fi putut sa ti-1 cioplesc, Am cautat in lutul ruminesc Trupul tau zvelt si cu miros de ceara. Am luat pamint salbatic din padure Si-am framintat cu mina de olar, In parte, fiecare madular, A1 fintei tale mici, de cremene usure. Zmaltindu-ti ochii, luai tipar verbina, Drept pleoape, foi adinci de trandafiri, Pentru sprincene firele subtiri De iarba noua ce-a-ntepat lumina. Luai pilda pentru trunchi de la urcioare, Si daca-n sini si sold a-ntirziat Mina-mi aprinsa, eu sint vinovat Ca n-am oprit statuia-n cingatoare Si c-am voit sa simta si sa umble Si sa se-ndoaie-n pipaitul meu, De chinul dulce dat de Dumnezeu, Care-a trecut prin mine si te umple.

Am I to beat time's mire with closed eyes? Shall dolts strip me of my cloak on the road, sneering, tavern-drunk ? Like butterflies who endure the caterpillar bearing them through the dust, Shall I endure within me the burden of two lives ? A man, no less worn out, will open in the morning My commemorative tomb. With immaculate hand Break me, death-changed into bread, To pieces in the sun. And to my brothers who follow, he whispers he'll share me out. But the day that passes in its passing wounds Humbles my staff and bends my lilies low.

Download PDF sample

Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems of William Stafford by Kim Stafford, William Stafford

by Kevin

Rated 4.49 of 5 – based on 34 votes

Published by admin