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Carrying My Wife

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Paperback, 158 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by Bloodaxe Books
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Zanna
Mar 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
This edition also contains poems from Presents from Pakistan, The Country at my Shoulder and A Bowl of Warm Air.

I love the love that pours out of these poems...

Substance

It would happen unexpectedly.
A rock on the path would split open

as if in a speeded-up film,
and under immense pressure

a silvery liquid
would push through the fissures,

the most delicate hair-cracks,
and run over the mossy surface -

a substance
not wholly mine, nor my wife's,

shot through with unearthly colours.
In such a way we fell in l
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Julia
Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry, favorites
Beautiful and inspiring. the title sequence is amazing and moving - I felt though that after this the rest of the book felt a bit flat.
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Moniza Alvi was born in Lahore, Pakistan, and came to England when she was a few months old. She grew up in Hertfordshire and studied at the universities of York and London.

Peacock Luggage, a book of poems by Moniza Alvi and Peter Daniels, was published as a result of the two poets jointly winning the Poetry Business Prize in 1991. Since then, Moniza Alvi has written six poetry collections: The C
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