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[[ Read Pdf ]] ⚺ The Rattle Bag: An Anthology of Poetry ó The Rattle Bag is an anthology of poetry mostly in English but occasionally in translation for general readers and students of all ages and backgrounds These poems have been selected by the simple yet telling criteria that they are the personal favorites of the editors, themselves two of contemporary literature s leading poets Moreover, Heaney and Hughes have elected to list their favorites not by theme or by author but simply by title or by first line, when no title is given As they explain in their Introduction We hope that our decision to impose an arbitrary alphabetical order allows the contents of this book to discover themselves as we ourselves gradually discovered them each poem full of its singular appeal, transmitting its own signals, taking its chances in a big, voluble world With undisputed masterpieces and rare discoveries, with both classics and surprises galore, The Rattle Bag includes the work of such key poets as William Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Lewis Carroll, Dylan Thomas, Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, and Sylvia Plath among its hundreds of poems A helpful Glossary as well as an Index of Poets and Works are offered at the conclusion of this hefty, unorthodox, diverse, inspired, and inspiring collection of poetry If you want a book you can dip into, that you can use to explore different poets from around the world That can be a reference point to start your voyage into the alleys, paths highways of poetry this is a good book to start with.The poets covered, some are known, some famous, but theres obscure poems, anonymous poems, poets whose lines you see within these pages will set you off on the road to other works writers.This book book is a key, a door, a path its up to you what you do with it If you want a book you can dip into, that you can use to explore different poets from around the world That can be a reference point to start your voyage into the alleys, paths highways of poetry this is a good book to start with.The poets covered, some are known, some famous, but theres obscure poems, anonymous poems, poets whose lines you see within these pages will set you off on the road to other works writers.This book book is a key, a door, a path its up to you what you do with it This collection of poetry edited by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes is the perfect addition to any poetry shelf Having made my way cover to cover, I will now find joy in taking The Rattle Bag off the shelf, opening to a random page, and enjoying the words I find there.Seamus Heaney on the titlethe volume was too abundant, too frolicsome and too unruly to go by the rather headmasterly title in the contract, so all of a sudden Ted suggested we call it by the name of a strange roguish poem trans This collection of poetry edited by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes is the perfect addition to any poetry shelf Having made my way cover to cover, I will now find joy in taking The Rattle Bag off the shelf, opening to a random page, and enjoying the words I find there.Seamus Heaney on the titlethe volume was too abundant, too frolicsome and too unruly to go by the rather headmasterly title in the contract, so all of a sudden Ted suggested we call it by the name of a strange roguish poem translated from the Welsh of Dafydd ap Gwilym It s about an instrument that soundslike an implement, a raucous, distracting, shake, rattle and roll affair that disturbs the poet and his lover while they lie together in the greenwood In the words of the translator, Joseph Clancy, it becomes a noisy pouch perched on a pole, a bell of pebbles and gravel, a blare, a bloody nuisance We were wanting to serve notice that the anthology was a wake up call, an attempt to bring poetry and younger people to their senses What we hoped to do was to shake the rattle and awaken the sleeping inner poet in every reader. This is undoubtedly my favourite anthology of poetry What I like most is its variety open the book on any page and you will certainly read something you weren t expecting to Almost always a pleasant surprise, of course Naturally it contains the works of some of the most dominant poets of all time Shakespeare, Dickinson, Yeats, Plath, Bishop, to name a few But what will also greet you in the pages of this beautiful anthology is the discovery of the undiscovered The lesser known gems of poe This is undoubtedly my favourite anthology of poetry What I like most is its variety open the book on any page and you will certainly read something you weren t expecting to Almost always a pleasant surprise, of course Naturally it contains the works of some of the most dominant poets of all time Shakespeare, Dickinson, Yeats, Plath, Bishop, to name a few But what will also greet you in the pages of this beautiful anthology is the discovery of the undiscovered The lesser known gems of poetry, some of which will remain in your mind and heart forever Wonderful 5 5 This is one of my favorite anthologies some standards, some real surprises, consistently chosen by idiosyncratic sensibilities that say as much about the editor poets as about the quality of the chosen work itself I don t think I would have ever been exposed to the Hunter Poems of the Yoruba but for this anthology, and I suspect Heaney threw in the strong presence of anonymous early traditional verse while Hughes ensured there would be a heavy dose of D.H Lawrence Maybe great American po This is one of my favorite anthologies some standards, some real surprises, consistently chosen by idiosyncratic sensibilities that say as much about the editor poets as about the quality of the chosen work itself I don t think I would have ever been exposed to the Hunter Poems of the Yoruba but for this anthology, and I suspect Heaney threw in the strong presence of anonymous early traditional verse while Hughes ensured there would be a heavy dose of D.H Lawrence Maybe great American poetry is a bit underrepresented, but all in all this is a very earthy, exhilarating collection of some of English poetry s best short lyrics with some translations from other traditions