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City Above the Sea and Other Poems

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  3 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Paperback, 104 pages
Published December 12th 2008 by Xlibris Corporation
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Serena
Feb 04, 2009 Serena rated it it was amazing
City Above the Sea and Other Poems by Stephen Alan Saft is the poet's third book of poems, which I received through Bostick Communications. Saft's preface will provide readers with insight into his background and possible influences. He discusses the different types of poems found in the volume. Some of the poems were previously performed with live music.

The title poem, "City Above the Sea," paints a vivid picture of this future-like city with glass towers and green vines hanging. The A-A-B-B rh
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Shannon McGee
Jun 10, 2011 Shannon McGee rated it really liked it
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To fully grasp the beauty of these poems they need to be read over and over again. Each time you will find a richness in description whether it be about tomatoes, cucumbers or city above the sea.

One that sticks with me has a anti Vietnam War Chant of the 1960’s
“Hey, Hey LBJ
How many boys did you kill today?”

That chant in it’s own right is chilling to think about especially if put in the perspective of the poems claims.

Very good and moving pieces of work if you have time to really let you mind soa
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Sarah Sammis
Aug 23, 2009 Sarah Sammis rated it really liked it
City Above the Sea by Stephen Alan Saft is a slim volume containing a number of poems written over a period of thirty four years.

The poems use a variety of rhyming schemes and some are free verse. What they do share is a strong visual sense, bringing to mind either the fantastic (as is the case of the "City Above the Sea") to the mundane "Tomatoes."

The collection is a quick and delightful read and easily accessible even to people who don't normally read poetry.
Shawna
Shawna marked it as to-read
Jan 31, 2009
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