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Selected Poems, 1930-1965

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Paperback, 115 pages
Published June 1965 by New Directions (first published January 1st 1965)
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Wanda
Jul 20, 2013 Wanda rated it it was amazing
Eberhart writes with precision and clarity, in some ways rather like an unsentimental Robinson Jeffers.
His poem, "Flux" has somehow insinuated itself into my thinking and contains three lines that more often than any other lines of poetry I find myself repeating under my breath as I observe life.
“Life is stranger than any of us expected,
There is a somber, imponderable fate.
Enigma rules, and the heart has no certainty.”

"The Fury of Aerial Bombardment" is one of the more affecting poems in this
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Oct 24, 2012 Kristina rated it it was ok
I felt many of Eberhart's poems reflected the general feelings of the world at the time of the Great Depression as well as post-WWII (arguably post-WWI, also). Not a bad read overall, but not my favorite either.
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In his varied, century-long life, Eberhart was a tutor in the household of the king of Siam (Thailand), the vice-president of his wife's family floor wax company and poet-in-residence at Dartmouth College, N.H. But he was chiefly a poet and teacher, one of the most prominent of the group which came to notice in the years before Wold War II, publishing his first book of poetry, A Bravery of Earth, ...more
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“Life is stranger than any of us expected,
There is a somber, imponderable fate.
Enigma rules, and the heart has no certainty.”
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“You would think the fury of aerial bombardment
would rouse God to relent; the infinite spaces
Are still silent. He looks on shock-pried faces.
History, even, does not know what is meant.”
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