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Making the Beds for the Dead : ELEANOR BRASCH - Gillian Clarke

Making the Beds for the Dead


Paperback Published: 27th February 2013
ISBN: 9781857547375
Number Of Pages: 77

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The title sequence of Making the Beds for the Dead charts the journey of a virus in 'the plague year'. Come from outer space, it travels - on a fox's paw, the beak of a kite and a crow and a buzzard - into the very heart of our lives. The poet includes personal, verses and stories from farmers in her family and neighbourhood. The open structure allows the Gillian Clarke to include her seven rock poems, written for the National Botanic Garden of Wales; her poems based in archaeology; and her poems about war, and urban violence. There is an instinctive and a deliberate unity of theme and idiom in this book. The poet remains true to her landscapes and her nation. The sequence 'The Physicians of Myddfai', nine sonnets for Aberglasne, and much else is included in this characteristically generous and engaging volume by Wales' best-loved poet.

In the beginningp. 11
A woman sleeping at a tablep. 12
Mother tonguep. 13
The poet's earp. 14
The fishermanp. 15
The pianop. 16
Erik Satie and the blackbirdp. 17
The flood diaryp. 18
RSp. 21
The painterp. 22
Rockp. 23
Hayp. 23
Granitep. 24
Slatep. 24
Edward Llwyd and the trilobitep. 25
Landfallp. 25
Woman washing her hairp. 26
The stone harep. 27
Coalp. 27
Mesozoicp. 28
The ice-housep. 29
Ice harvestp. 29
Plumbingp. 30
A banquet at Middletonp. 30
The great glasshousep. 31
The olive grovep. 31
El Nino in the walled gardenp. 32
Llyn-y-fan Fachp. 34
Legendp. 34
Healersp. 35
The yew tunnel in winterp. 36
The parapet walkp. 36
The cloister gardenp. 37
A sad storyp. 37
Church woodp. 38
The upper walled gardenp. 38
The lower walled gardenp. 39
The pool gardenp. 39
The stream gardenp. 40
Addersp. 41
Counting tigersp. 42
Breathingp. 43
Taxidermyp. 44
Front pagep. 45
On the trainp. 46
A death in the villagep. 47
Stranger on a trainp. 48
Someonep. 49
Perfecting the artp. 50
The night war brokep. 51
Tomatoesp. 52
Ewep. 53
Wethersp. 53
Sheep and goatsp. 54
Flightp. 55
Virusp. 56
Silencep. 57
Carlislep. 58
On the movep. 58
No entryp. 58
First lambp. 59
Lamb on a mobile phonep. 59
Rumourp. 60
Plaguep. 61
Marsh fritillaryp. 62
Hywel's storyp. 63
Familyp. 63
Cullp. 64
Pigsp. 65
Woolmarkp. 65
The vetp. 66
Foxp. 67
September 2001p. 68
The fallp. 69
Three minutesp. 70
Shepherdp. 70
Blackfacep. 72
On bane blaen cwrtp. 74
Birthdayp. 75
Aftermathp. 76
Floodp. 77
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ISBN: 9781857547375
ISBN-10: 1857547373
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 77
Published: 27th February 2013
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.0  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.12

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