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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial; (Reissue) edition (30 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007246498
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007246496
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 174,807 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for Brian Patten:

‘A magical ability to turn radiant imagination loose…’ The Times

‘Patten composes rhapsodies and lamentations to the terrible beauty of human love.’ Literary Review

‘The master-poet of his genre, the one one continually and successfully to ring true.’ Tribune

‘He thinks and feels ferociously.’ Listener

About the Author

Brian Patten was born in Liverpool in 1946. His poetry for adults has been published in many languages and his collections include ‘Love Poems’, ‘Storm Damage’, and ‘Grinning Jack’. His work for children includes the poetry collections ‘Gargling with Jelly’ and ‘Thawing Frozen Frogs’ as well as plays and the award-winning novel ‘Mr Moon’s Last Case’.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 4 Dec 2010
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These poems reflect every aspect of being in love - the initial, unbearable tension (does s/he love me too? does s/he not?), the flowering happiness of those first weeks together, that madness maturing into a deeper love, and, of course, the misery of betrayal, of abandonment, of being the one who walks away too, and the guilt that tears one apart. Perhaps the most poignant poems are those that look back from a distance, with the benefit of emotional hindsight, better able to see the passage from apparent perfection to crushing loneliness. These are incredibly honest poems, but for all their personal inspiration, they have meaning for everyone in any stage of being in love, being out of love, being ecstatic or feeling quite broken. I recommend them very highly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Annik Lamotte on 20 April 2014
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I suppose with any anthology of poetry there are those poems which go straight to the heart, to be enjoyed again and again, and others that pass straight over the head. I had hoped there would be more poems in this collection about the joy of love, rather than the sadness when things go wrong, but perhaps the latter emotion clamours to be turned into verse. Anyway, the poems that spoke to me are significant enough to make it worthwhile having bought the book.
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I bought this to replace - and augment - a highly battered but much-loved 20 year old copy of "love poems".

But where's "The fruitful lady of the dawn" from Love Poems gone?

Harumph. Still 5* though.
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A very fine modern day poet. Addressing modern relationships. I would recommend this book. It can be read in snipits
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By P. Callaghan on 28 Nov 2013
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Great book, if you like this kind of reading then this is the book for you! Good story as well, as a great author!
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