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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 150 Poems Of 15 Lines.Like 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 Soul.From 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 Sensuality.This 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, 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 wa...


  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 wer...


  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 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 ...


  5. says:

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


  6. says:

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


  7. says:

    Unbelievably lyrical and gorgeous.


  8. says:

    Some really great poems in this collection but they re drowned out by the number of average ones 150 poems is a lot for a collection, and the restrictive form sometimes prevents the poems developing in a organic way There s therefore quite a few which end unconvincingly or seem contrived, as the poem s run out of space I m also not really a fan of poems which are rigidly About Something the range of topics here is ...


  9. says:

    In the eighteenth century the term drysalter was used for merchants who dealt in a range of chemical products dyes, salts, varnishes, colourings and preservatives Michael Symmons Roberts has now taken this archaic word as a title for his sixth collection of poems, published recently by Cape Poetry It s an apt appropriation Drysalter has a distinctly alchemical feel to it each of its one hundred and fifty poems is an e...


  10. says:

    A series of 150 poems, all but one of fifteen lines Within that limitation of length, they use a wide variety of verse structure and tone They range from the mystical to the politically engaged Many of the poems take ...


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