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Sublime Song of a Maybe : Visible Poets - Arjen Duinker

Sublime Song of a Maybe

Visible Poets

Paperback Published: 1st February 2002
ISBN: 9781900072779
Number Of Pages: 144

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Arjen Duinker is one of Holland's most highly respected poets with over ten collections to his name, and an array of prizes including the prestigious Jan Campert Prize in 2001. Yet Duinker, by his own admission, does not fit into the mould of a Dutch poet, being far more concerned with reality than with abstractions. His poetry is very much about the reality of things as separate, self-contained entities, about flowers, stones, mountains, wind and water; he consistently tries to shed his own personality to make room for the things he experiences without thinking. This is a collection full of laughter, exuberance, tenderness and the poet's humanity, brought alive to an English-speaking readership for the first time in Willem Groenewegen's painstaking and sensitive translation.

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"A very lyrical poet." Remco Ekkers 'Leeuwarder Courant'

Translator's Prefacep. 9
Introductionp. 13
The wind has a blue tailp. 19
If you give me abstractionsp. 23
Let me have the rain with the right amount of droplets!p. 25
The stamping of feet falls silentp. 27
All corners are nakedp. 29
Never before did I see a symbolp. 31
The river that runs past my house is cheerfulp. 33
On the one hand is the thingp. 35
Where are my tears, where are they?p. 37
The lizardp. 41
Put to the testp. 43
Lullabyp. 45
Glittering passagep. 49
Yeast factoryp. 51
Unknown quantityp. 63
The gable-cleanerp. 67
Poem for a camelp. 75
Miniature for Desireep. 77
Filon and mep. 79
Zibes and mep. 89
Poetry through a world through a poetryp. 91
Romanticisingp. 97
Return journeyp. 99
Fairy talep. 101
Manvarier and mep. 103
Old and newp. 107
A number of peoplep. 111
Sambap. 113
Quinta das esmoutadas, for Emap. 117
For Yang Lian (1)p. 119
At 'La camera da letto'p. 121
For Yang Lian (2)p. 127
Recipe for making a scent for Nuno Judicep. 129
A referee's report - introductionp. 131
La Lanternap. 141
Biographical Notesp. 143
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ISBN: 9781900072779
ISBN-10: 1900072777
Series: Visible Poets
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st February 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.86
Weight (kg): 0.2