Mercian Hymns
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Mercian Hymns

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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published 1971 by Andre Deutsch Ltd
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MJ Nicholls
These poems put me in mind of PJ Harvey’s latest, Let England Shake. All soil and toil, fantastic gloom. I nabbed this collection from my girlfriend who knows how to read poems. Ask her, she’s nicer than me, and a talented playwright. Or perhaps you can form your own opinion? Here’s stanza III, part XXII to consider: “Then, in the earthly shelter, warmed by a blue-glassed storm-lantern, I huddled with stories of dragon-tailed airships and warriors who took wing immortal as phantoms.” That sort o...more
A very difficult reading, considering I had to do it all in one week. I like Hill's precision. A collection of condensed and evocative poems.
Interesting conceptually, but not really my bag in terms of poetic style generally.
Almost unforgettable, though not quite.
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Sir Geoffrey William Hill is an English poet and professor emeritus of English literature and religion.
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