RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 45791387 LA English T1 Blackbird singing : poems and lyrics, 1965-1999 A1 McCartney, Paul., Mitchell, Adrian,, PB W.W. Norton PP New York YR 2001 SN 0393020495 9780393020496 AB To actually read Paul McCartney's poems, whether exuberant love ballads or poignant messages of deepest grief, is to revel in the sheer power of language and to appreciate the electrifying confluence of dream and song. Indeed, his words are as pure and magical as we remember them. Here, in his first collection of poems and lyrics, McCartney emerges with a dreamlike yet thoroughly mature voice that confirms his stature as one of the most original and best-loved poets of our time. Inspired by his late wife, Linda McCartney, Blackbird Singing gives us extraordinary access to the inner life of one of the most influential figures of twentieth-century culture. The poems here demonstrate, against an acknowledgment of the solitariness of existence, an irrepressible belief in the power of words and music "to take a sad song and make it better."--Publisher description.