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Following the remarkable riches of Gorse Fires, the poems brought together under the title The Ghost Orchid share some of the same concerns, but take many different approaches. Whether in the west of Ireland, Sissinghurst or the stone gardens of Japan; whether confronting the blood of The Iliad or The Odyssey or undergoing “Ovidian metamorphoses;” whether testing poetic foFollowing the remarkable riches of Gorse Fires, the poems brought together under the title The Ghost Orchid share some of the same concerns, but take many different approaches. Whether in the west of Ireland, Sissinghurst or the stone gardens of Japan; whether confronting the blood of The Iliad or The Odyssey or undergoing “Ovidian metamorphoses;” whether testing poetic form or renewing Ulster Scots dialect, Longley speaks with pared delicacy, passion and vulnerability about love, life and death. A lyric craftsman of genius, Michael Longley has written a book that is fragile and exquisite—like the evanescent ghost orchid itself—yet full of tragic intensity; it is his finest achievement....

Title : The Ghost Orchid
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ISBN : 9780916390723
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 75 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Ghost Orchid Reviews

  • Lanea
    2018-12-28 04:33

    Michael Longley is an astoundingly talented poet, but also a very witty one. This collection includes several pieces that either translate or respond to Ancient Greek myth, as well as some lovely, clearly personal pieces.

  • Mikael
    2018-12-21 04:22

    how did it get here