Selected Poems

English language

Published Aug. 25, 1985


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3 stars

I struggle to understand a lot of poetry and some of these were very difficult to get my head round, the flow of the poems are different each time and it is tough to adapt between each of them

There were some I understood and they were great, my favourite being "Mirror" the opening two lines are the best in this collection...

"I am silver and exact, I have no preconceptions.
Whatever I see I swallow immediately"

I don't think I've ever heard a better decryption of a mirror.

As for others in the collection, they are very descriptive, using lots of words above me. Others are dark, references to previous suicide attempts are made, "A birthday present" has to be the darkest, the title tricks you into thinking "surely this will be a happy one"... Nope, not one bit.

An interesting collection I'm glad I have tried.