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Silence in the snowy fields : poems

Author: Robert Bly
Publisher: Hanover, N.H. : Wesleyan University Press, ©1962.
Series: Wesleyan poetry program, v. 15.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
Publication:20th century American poetry (Online)
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: American poetry
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Bly, Robert.
Silence in the snowy fields.
Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, ©1962
(DLC) 62018340
(OCoLC)280817
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Bly
ISBN: 0585370915 9780585370910 0819510157 9780819510150
OCLC Number: 48139840
Description: 1 online resource (60 pages).
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.
Series Title: Wesleyan poetry program, v. 15.
Responsibility: by Robert Bly.

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