The author of eight books of poetry, a novel, translations of classical writing, and travel sketches, Daryl Hine brings together in this selection the finest poems of a distinguished literary career. Though he left Canada in 1962, and has since lived in France and the United States, his impressive publications have always been highly regarded by the Canadian poetry communi...more
From the elemental West, I sought
Salvation in the East...
"It's not really unreasonable, is it,
If every time I pay them a visit
My family presents me with a bill
Overdue and unreceipted still?
I'll pay it if it kills me, and it will."
-prodigal son Daryl Hine in the lovely meandering meditative poem "A.B.C. Diary"
Classical-minded Canadian poet Daryl Hine has bequeathed on us this collection of virtuosically sculpted, technically impeccable poems, treating the themes of love ...more