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In the Temple of a Patient God : Visible Poets - Bejan Matur

In the Temple of a Patient God

Visible Poets

Paperback Published: 1st June 2004
ISBN: 9781900072960
Number Of Pages: 138

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Bejan Matur was born into a Kurdish Alevi family and grew up in Southeastern Turkey at a time of virtual civil war, and in this, her first book of poems to be published in the UK, (selected from four collections published in Turkey between 1996 and 2002), the reader is never far away from the haunted, desolate and fragmented landscape of her people and her childhood. Matur carves away at her images and language until they are pared down to reveal their naked mystery, the anguish at their heart. She claims no literary ancestors, drawing instead upon the oral traditions of her childhood. Beautifully translated and with an illuminating introductory essay, this book is a powerful and memorable introduction to the work of an extraordinary young poet.

Winds howl through the mansionsp. 25
The virgin the goddessp. 39
Lametp. 45
The moon sucks up our griefp. 55
The unhappy queenp. 59
The moment, the legendp. 59
Ceremonial robesp. 65
Woman is a letter on Allah's wallp. 67
Time consoled in the stonep. 71
Song of decayed bonesp. 73
Those who searchp. 75
Three talesp. 77
A death far awayp. 79
The island, myself and the laurelp. 81
The god at the windowp. 91
Footprintsp. 91
Earth's dreamp. 93
To be in the world is painp. 95
In the same landsp. 99
The returnp. 99
Decay, hidden from Godp. 101
Silent housep. 101
Children's gravesp. 103
Shahmaranp. 103
Lonelinessp. 103
Talking with Godp. 105
Wordsp. 107
The glacierp. 111
Creationp. 111
Every woman knows her own treep. 111
Black rainp. 113
Night spent in the temple of a patient godp. 113
The sleep of the world has fledp. 115
The well of lovep. 117
Lonelinessp. 117
From deep in the forestp. 117
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ISBN: 9781900072960
ISBN-10: 1900072963
Series: Visible Poets
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 138
Published: 1st June 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.81
Weight (kg): 0.18