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The poems in Gillian Clarke's Five Fields break new ground. Known as a poet of rural themes and of Wales, in this book she engages with the city in its human and material diversity. Having spent time as Writer in Residence at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, she came into close touch with another kind of music, and with the different spaces it occupies, the different demands it makes on performers and audiences. There are poems from Bosnia, France and the Mediterranean coast, and poems from the landscape we most...
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Five Fields

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Overview

The poems in Gillian Clarke's Five Fields break new ground. Known as a poet of rural themes and of Wales, in this book she engages with the city in its human and material diversity. Having spent time as Writer in Residence at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, she came into close touch with another kind of music, and with the different spaces it occupies, the different demands it makes on performers and audiences. There are poems from Bosnia, France and the Mediterranean coast, and poems from the landscape we most readily associate with this best-loved of Welsh poets: Wales, its people and its creatures.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847775825
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/1/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 80
  • File size: 241 KB

Table of Contents

The Field-Mouse 9
Barn 10
Shepherds 11
Ark 12
Flesh 14
Neighbour 16
A Difficult Birth, Easter 1998 17
A Very Cold Lamb 18
Rain 19
Architect 20
The Honey Man 21
Phoning Home 22
Glass: At the Glass Factory 23
Glass: Her Table 23
Glass: The Habit of Light 24
Glass: Shopping 24
Glass: Under the Stairs 25
Glass: Migraine 25
Glass: The Croquet Set 26
Glass: Quince 27
Glass: Cut Glass 27
Glass: Elegy 28
Amber 29
The White Ship 30
The Musical Box 32
Legend 33
The Lace-Maker 34
Women's Work 35
God's Eye 36
Unpacking the Angel 37
Snow 38
December 39
Owl Mythologies: Little Owls 40
Owl Mythologies: Barn Owls at Le Chai 41
Owl Mythologies: Seeing Angels 41
Valley 43
Into the Mountain 44
Layers of Melancholy 46
European Field 48
The Paddle Steamers 49
Light 50
Hafod 51
The City: The Journey 52
The City: The Concert Hall 56
The City: Voicing the Organ 57
The City: The Bomb 58
Concerto: Piazza 61
Concerto: Foyer 62
Concerto: Undercroft 63
Concerto: Auditorium 64
Horse Goddess 69
Balancing 71
Sloes 72
Green Man 73
Estuary 74
Lines on First Hearing ... 75
Letters from Bosnia 76
At L'Oursinado 77
Magdalene in Provence 79
Language Act 83
Translation 84
The Vision of Piers Plowman, Passus XI: a version 85
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