Train Songs: An Anthology MOBI ↠ Train Songs: PDF

Train Songs: An Anthology MOBI ↠ Train Songs: PDF



10 thoughts on “Train Songs: An Anthology

  1. Eugéne Eugéne says:

    Contains The marshalling yard by Helen Dun a terrible poem which or less sums up this terrible collectioneg from The marshalling yard by Helen Dun ice steals through their hands like childrenfrom whose touch they have already been parted is a confused simile I'm not a fan of simile but if a poet has elected to use it the image should have some analogous relation to that which is imageless ie it is a device to make concrete that which is abstract However in this line Ice is a concrete thing it's 'cold' that is imagelessPoetry has a logic a sense which comes from the proper literary usage of its poetic devices The idea here is not bad but the particular use simile is a non seuiturThe idea is the warmth is stolen from these women's hands not through ice but through parted touch But that idea has become muddled in a failed use of simile making it confused and senselessFaber's standards have dropped Eliot must be in spin cycle


  2. Paul Paul says:

    I'm not usually a big reader of themed collections but this book of poems of and about the railway is a well curated collection of stuff It has all the ones you would expect such as WH Auden's Night Mail but also some leftfield choices such as Tom Waits's Train Song I started reading it on a train journey to Dundee which made it fun although modern trains don't uite have the same romantic atmosphere of smokey platforms that the steam age evoked in some of the poems Arriving in Dundee I was pleasantly surprised to find McGonagall's The Tay Bridge Disaster in there too a bewildering classic


  3. Rhodri Jones Rhodri Jones says:

    A lovely collection Worth reading if only for the very first poem


  4. Bristol Bookworm Bristol Bookworm says:

    A mixed selection of poems with some real gems Blog post here


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Train Songs: An Anthology ❰Read❯ ➮ Train Songs: An Anthology Author Sean O'Brien – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk 'This is the night mail crossing the borderBringing the cheue and the postal order' WH AudenWordsworth was the first laureate of locomotives in fact he railed against them and against the conseuent op 'This is the night mail crossing the borderBringing the cheue and the postal order' WH AudenWordsworth was the first laureate of locomotives in fact he railed against them and against the conseuent opening up of the Lakes to holiday hordes 'On the Projected Kendal and Windermere Railway' His dismay was echoed down the decades by disturbed ruralists and yet the train has become part of our psychic landscape some of the best loved English poems Edward Thomas's 'Adlestrop' or Philip Larkin's 'Whitsun Train Songs: PDF or Weddings' have celebrated carriages platforms and waiting rooms while locomotion has inspired some of the most characteristic poetry of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Stevenson Hardy and MacNeice Betjeman and Auden whose 'Night Mail' was written to accompany a s GPO documentary about the postal express from Euston to GlasgowCo edited by two of our most distinguished poets Train Songs offers a round tour from Wordsworth to Hugo Williams and beyond starting from the poetry of departures and brief encounters but taking in the American Blues the troop trains of two world wars and the addiction to speed which characterised the European revolutions Trains have carried the freight of history from the Industrial Revolution onwards the Armstice in was signed in a railway carriage the death camps were organised around train timetables and this new anthology shows how the train in all its forms has exercised a uniue hold upon our collective unconscious.