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Author Bly, Robert.
Title Silence in the snowy fields : poems / by Robert Bly.
Imprint Hanover, N.H. : Wesleyan University Press, ©1962.


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Edition [1st ed.].
Description 1 online resource (60 pages)
Series Wesleyan poetry program series ; vol. 15
Wesleyan poetry program ; v. 15.
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Print version record.
Subject American poetry.
Genre Poetry.
Contents Eleven poems of solitude -- Three kinds of pleasures -- Return to solitude -- Waking from sleep -- Hunting pheasants in a cornfield -- Surprised by evening -- Thinking of Wallace Stevens on the first snowy day in December -- Sunset at the lake -- Fall -- Approaching winter -- Driving toward the Lac Qui Parle River -- Poem in three parts -- Awakening -- Unrest -- Awakening -- Poem against the rich -- Poem against the British -- Where we must look for help -- Remembering in Oslo the picture of the Magna Carta -- Summer, 1960, Minnesota -- With pale women in Maryland -- Driving through Ohio -- At the funeral of Great-aunt Mary -- On the ferry across Chesapeake Bay -- Man writes to a part of himself -- Depression -- Driving to town late to mail a letter -- Getting up early -- Late spring day in my life -- Love poem -- "Taking the hands" -- Afternoon sleep -- Images suggested by medieval music -- Solitude late at night in the woods -- Watering the horse -- In a train -- Silence on the roads -- After working -- Clear air of October -- Laziness and silence -- September night with an old horse -- Night -- After drinking all night with a friend, we go out in a boat at dawn to see who can write the best poem -- Old boards -- Late at night during a visit with friends -- Silence -- Snowfall in the afternoon.
Summary The poems of Robert Bly are rooted deep in the earth. Snow and sunshine, barns and cornfields and cars on the empty nighttime roads, abandoned Minnesota lakes and the mood of America now--these are his materials. He sees and talks clearly: he uses no rhetoric nor mannered striving for effect, but instead the simple statement that in nine lines can embody a mood, reveal a profound truth, illuminate in an important way the inward and hidden life. This is a poet of the modern world, thoroughly aware of the complexities of the moment but equally mindful of the great stream of life--all life--of which mankind is only a part.
Other Title 20th century American poetry (Online)
Print version: Bly, Robert. Silence in the snowy fields. [1st ed.]. Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, ©1962 0819510157