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The Hunt in the Forest By John Burnside,

  • Title: The Hunt in the Forest
  • Author: John Burnside
  • ISBN: 9780224089272
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Paperback
  • In these poems of hunting and predation, Burnside explores our most deep rooted and primeval pursuits romantic love, memory, selfhood, grief, the recollection of the dead Yet just as we seek, so are we sought out at any moment we may slide into loss or be gathered in by some otherworldly light at any moment, the angel of the annunciation may seek us out and demand someIn these poems of hunting and predation, Burnside explores our most deep rooted and primeval pursuits romantic love, memory, selfhood, grief, the recollection of the dead Yet just as we seek, so are we sought out at any moment we may slide into loss or be gathered in by some otherworldly light at any moment, the angel of the annunciation may seek us out and demand some astonishing transformation Even in the pursuit of love, or in the exercise of memory, we fall into snares and become entangled in veils just as we are always on the point of discovery, so we are always a hair s breadth away from being lost Concerned with love and mourning, with what we discover and what remains hidden with learning how to follow the trail through the forest and find the way home above all, these poems are about the quest knowing that whatever we bring back from the hunt, it is always hard won and never fully our own.
    The Hunt in the Forest In these poems of hunting and predation Burnside explores our most deep rooted and primeval pursuits romantic love memory selfhood grief the recollection of the dead Yet just as we seek so are w

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    1. The Hunt in the Forest is an incredibly short collection of poetry, running to just 52 pages, but its depth is quite astonishing There is a real quality of beauty in Burnside s imagery, and I very much enjoyed the way in which nature and animality looped each of the poems together.I shall leave you with an extract from Abridged a section in An Essay Concerning Light the second pared downto essentials a clouded bazaar,a boy on his way to churchin the midsummer heat,and someone in the kitchen, eat [...]

    2. 3.5 This is an atmospheric, beautiful, yet grounded and rather raw collection Time weaves itself through the majority of these poems how it is continuously going by without us being able to stop it That we can not hold time, or catch time, it is bouncing away to forever Burnside mentions mid afternoon in many poems, as if it is a no man s land, a none time There is also the sense of things that are just out of reach that we cannot touch or change, like Time A sense that some things are the way t [...]

    3. Poetry seen from within the perspective of the hunt in the forest words are creatures under the scrutiny of silence.

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