Monk's Dream

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The title poem of this accomplished second collection tells the story of the monk who dreamed the death of William II, and sets the key note for a series of meditations on death and destiny. Includes the sonnet sequence on the death of the poet's father which won James Harpur the Poetry Society's 1995 National Poetry Competition. James Harpur was born in 1956, studied Classics and English Literature at Cambridge, has taught in Crete, worked as a lexicographer, and is now a freelance writer and editor living in ...
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Overview

The title poem of this accomplished second collection tells the story of the monk who dreamed the death of William II, and sets the key note for a series of meditations on death and destiny. Includes the sonnet sequence on the death of the poet's father which won James Harpur the Poetry Society's 1995 National Poetry Competition. James Harpur was born in 1956, studied Classics and English Literature at Cambridge, has taught in Crete, worked as a lexicographer, and is now a freelance writer and editor living in London. He was awarded an Arts Council bursary in 1996.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780856462788
  • Publisher: Anvil Press Poetry, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/28/1997
  • Pages: 62
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

The Flight of the Sparrow 9
The Apparition 10
The Paestum Diver 12
My Mother's Gardener 13
David Inshaw's Owl and Chestnut Tree 14
Creusa's Ghost 15
The Monk's Dream 17
Coming Home 21
My Father's Flat 22
Two Big Games 23
Rugby Union 24
Visiting 25
Intensive Care 26
The Return 27
Last Visit 28
Coma 29
Death 30
Corn Circle 31
Cremation 32
Naming of Parts 33
Memorial Service 34
Last Rites 35
Gilgamesh and the Death of Enkidu 37
Lazarus 43
The Road to Westport 51
The Young Man of Galway's Lament 58
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