Poems of Love and Longing by Viv Sayer

Poems of Love and Longing

Written by Viv Sayer
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Poems of Love and Longing by Viv Sayer

A collection of love poems by various authors: Gillian Clarke, Grahame Davies, Christine Evans, Gwyneth Glyn, Rex Harley, Christine Kinsey, Julie Rainsbury, Susan Richardson, Owen Sheers a Jenny Sullivan.


With a collection such as this, with the words love and longing in the title, there is a wide range of possibilities and subject matter, and scope for a variety of poets from Wales to indulge in their favourite emotions and pastimes, from brief encounters to dreams of Bardsey island, and from racing greyhounds to red tin trays holding bowls of creamy custard. And this is what the ten poets do, with varying degrees of linguistic skill and, consequently, varying degrees of success. Wings by Gillian Clarke epitomises the success of concise imaginative thought brought to the simplest of acts: watching the sleeping form, while Rex Harleys five sections explore a range of childhood memories, often in an amusing style. The past is longed for, but unattainable. Love of time, of place, of persons, of activity ? all are explored here.

The anthology provides, as do all collections of both poetry and prose, an opportunity to enjoy familiar writers and to discover new ones, to re-read personal favourites time and time again, and to skip over, with hardly a second glance, subjects and styles that dont appeal or move. We all need choice, and a chance for selection ? to redefine our notions of love and to respond to our emotions of longing, both present and past

It is possible to use this review for promotional purposes, but the following acknowledgment should be included: A review from www.gwales.com, with the permission of the Welsh Books Council.

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70 pages


Viv Sayer
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Pont Books an imprint of Gomer Press

Publication date

20th March 2008



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