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Let Evening Come: Selected Poems (Bloodaxe World Poets) Paperback – 1 Sep 2005

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd (1 Sept. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852246979
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852246976
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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'Jane Kenyon has made something of an aesthetic of quiet, and her poems have a brooding introversion. Rare among American poets she is also able to infuse her poetry with a lightly worn sense of Christian humility, and an active - if worried - sense of mercy. These are among the qualities which give her verse both the tones and the turns of serious prayer. Within the subtle yet dramatic use of rhyme and sound in Let Evening Come, she evokes not only the drama of her need to speak, but also the deep communion and solace within any reader's need to listen' - liam rector, Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry 'Her words, with their quiet, rapt force, their pensiveness and wit, come to us from natural speech, from the Bible and hymns, from which she derived the singular psalmlike music that is hers alone' - New York Times Book Review 'If Sylvia Plath was Our Lady of the Rages, Jane was Our Lady of the Sorrows, Our Lady of Vulnerability' - gregory orr

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The poems are so evocative and the intro tells you lots about the writer and process of writing poetry. I would recommend this to anyone who likes meditative poetry.
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Beautiful poetry from a wonderful person whose life comes through radiantly in her poetry. I can not read her poems without thinking of her connection to her husband Donald Hall - their poems cross back and forth , even after her death. She uses her/their life but stays far from the "confessional" mode. This book, like the title poem, brings me great peace.
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I like to loose myself in a poetry book every once in a while. I don't know why. THis book really hits the spot if you enjoy New England as I do. Some of the poems are very descriptive and they really bring you home. Recommended.

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