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Drysalter quotes Drysalter, litcharts Drysalter, symbolism Drysalter, summary shmoop Drysalter, Drysalter 2c14818b Michael Symmons Roberts Sixth And Most Ambitious Collection To Date Takes Its Name From The Ancient Trade In Powders, Chemicals, Salts And Dyes, Paints And Cures These Poems Offer A Similarly Potent And Sensory Multiplicity, Unified Through The Formal Constraint Of Poems Of LinesLike The Medieval Psalters Echoed In Its Title, This Collection Contains Both The Sacred And Profane Here Are Hymns Of Praise And Lamentation, Songs Of Wonder And Despair, Journeying Effortlessly Through Physical And Metaphysical Landscapes, From Financial Markets And Urban Sprawl To Deserts And Dark Nights Of The SoulFrom An Encomium To A Karaoke Booth To A Conjuration Of An Inverse Antarctica, This Collection Is A Compelling, Powerful Search For Meaning, Truth And Falsehood But, As Ever In Roberts Work Notably The Whitbread Award Winning Corpus This Search Is Rooted In The Tangible World, Leavened By Wit, Contradiction, Tenderness And SensualityThis Is Roberts Most Expansive Writing Yet Mystical, Philosophical, Earthy And Elegiac Drysalter Sings Of The World S Unceasing Ability To Surprise, And The Shock And Dislocation Of Catching Your Own Life Unawares


10 thoughts on “Drysalter

  1. says:

    The world s sick sweetness hooks your throat, and all our songs and lamentations coalesce a hornet s nest that will not let you sleep Drysalter is a wonderful collection of poetry which lives of the tension Michael Symmons Roberts creates between the poles of religion, mysticism and the utterly mundane, as well as those of chaos and order.There s an overwhelming sense of architecture to this book Apart from the fact that this collection contains 150 poems which are all 15 lines long, The world s sick sweetness hooks your throat, and all our songs and lamentations coalesce a hornet s nest that will not let you sleep Drysalter is a wonderful collection of poetry which lives of the tension Michael Symmons Roberts creates between the poles of religion, mysticism and the utterly mundane, as well as those of chaos and order.There s an overwhelming sense of architecture to this book Apart from the fact that this collection contains 150 poems which are all 15 lines long, it has multiple re appearing and morphing titles as it travels from the first poem World into Fragments to the last Fragments into World Held together as well as taken apart between this beginning and end, is the architecture of our lifes, our cities, our rooms, our souls, our gods from chaos to order and back.These poems deconstruct certainties and make aware of our navel connection to the huge multi facetted organism we are part of, which stands in opposition to our general notion to regard ourselves as entities almost outside of nature Protected by the walls of our cities, cars and homes, our bullet proof scientific theories, there is at times the tendency to believe that we ve tamed the concept of reality into something tangible So one of the strongest images these poems evoked for me was an almost visceral feeling of what it means to be part of the wilderness, the disorder of nature, no matter how neatly we mow our lawns, fence our houses and trim our hair.and the dream is less a story than a place, less place than state an openness through which the wilderness will pour itself, a foothold, first step to our towns, our homes, the crack that lets the desert in.Beautiful, and highly recommended.one of the many great poems Through a Glass Darkly Mist can be a form of mercy,all precision gone, all detail lost.Cataracted hawks hunt woodsfor motion blur, then stoopinto the slipstream of their prey.I pray for days like these,when cars are lit cort ges.As for oceans, fog is respitefrom the ache of holding surfaceas a clear line named horizon.Forensic summer gone, now welive in close up flaked face of brickfrostbitten, verdigris and icicleson statues A world drawn tight.Look up stars are gone It s just us.


  2. says:

    Roberts has written this collection of 150 poems, each 15 lines long, on a diverse range of subjects, from the everyday to the ethereal.Roberts has a control and mastery over the English language that is astonishing at time He manages to convey his meaning and feelings with scant few words There were a few poems in here that I liked a lot, and some that just washed over me I put that down to my relative inexperience with poetry, rather than the quality of the writing It is probably worth a r Roberts has written this collection of 150 poems, each 15 lines long, on a diverse range of subjects, from the everyday to the ethereal.Roberts has a control and mastery over the English language that is astonishing at time He manages to convey his meaning and feelings with scant few words There were a few poems in here that I liked a lot, and some that just washed over me I put that down to my relative inexperience with poetry, rather than the quality of the writing It is probably worth a re read after I have read some other poets


  3. says:

    beautiful.


  4. says:

    rating B Mr Roberts has a very accessible style and does not try to pose as some elitist poet genius He talks of what is in front of him though at times he does seem to have a bit of the metaphysical in him He observes very acutely and has a clear voice on what he sees and describes them with very interesting and creative detail Although not all his poems perhaps because he restricts himself to 15 lines are as full as some others, he does showcase a very competent array of poems Als rating B Mr Roberts has a very accessible style and does not try to pose as some elitist poet genius He talks of what is in front of him though at times he does seem to have a bit of the metaphysical in him He observes very acutely and has a clear voice on what he sees and describes them with very interesting and creative detail Although not all his poems perhaps because he restricts himself to 15 lines are as full as some others, he does showcase a very competent array of poems Also, his use of religious themes makes his poetry rather different than some other modern poets who are almost always polar to religion Again, the collection is weakened be cause he restricts himself to 15 lines, yet he does cheat a bit by using the title as a line as well The most notable were his poems titled The Wounds I V


  5. says:

    Though Corpus still holds its head high above this collection in my mind, Drysalter is wonderful still, with probably half of the poems beingenjoyable than the the others Overall, 150 poems is quite a long collection, but limiting the poems to 15 lines per poem felt like the perfect length Symmons Roberts has a way with expressing the life yness of human existence in such concrete images and potent metaphors it stirs something deep inside me For that, he remains one of, if not my favou Though Corpus still holds its head high above this collection in my mind, Drysalter is wonderful still, with probably half of the poems beingenjoyable than the the others Overall, 150 poems is quite a long collection, but limiting the poems to 15 lines per poem felt like the perfect length Symmons Roberts has a way with expressing the life yness of human existence in such concrete images and potent metaphors it stirs something deep inside me For that, he remains one of, if not my favourite poet that I ve read In this collection my favourite poems were Something and nothing IIThrough a glass darklyThe darkness is no darknessExcise meHiraethGuild of saltersHow to raise the deadSoul Song IIThe road retakenHymn to the FalschfahrerIn BabylonIn praise of flaking wallsThe vowsA new songThe rindAscension II


  6. says:

    Excellent poetry These vignettes are crystal clear, fully comprehensible and meaningful, unlike much contemporary poetry today.


  7. says:

    darkness is no darknessI wear my cure dried hide of absencecameras glaze as petals falter headlamps fade to dandelion clocks


  8. says:

    Unbelievably lyrical and gorgeous.


  9. says:

    Excellent collection I heard the author read several aloud, and I was hooked.


  10. says:

    I probably missed about half of what this is doing.


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