Michael Haslam A Sinner Saved by Grace

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A Sinner Saved by Grace

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Alune, Alune Alune, the phantom and companion of an idle gardener, his private tune a dream of this ghostess: Alune, no less an idulum than eidolon, but more: the gardener had let her grow, soft seedhead hairgrass on hard rock: the very she of natural felicity. But more alone Alune. An idle gardener spent years of afternoons observing stones behave like garden gnomes. His panes of greenhouse glass grow algal with a cracked, absent, or obscure nostalgia. They fell out. The moss roots in the frame that rots. The biggin's shot. Since she reseeded the rush pasture grass respread across the ghostbed by itself. Wilt pales the leaf. Dry off the paste. Death's misbelief transferred. Her flowers wake but have no ears. They may be deaf unlike her birds. She takes what strength of wind you heard. The title, "A Sinner saved by Grace", comes from the inscription on a lonely and isolated gravestone the poet came across while walking on the moors above his home in the Calder Valley. And indeed, the whole collection is a reaffirmation of the powers of nature, language, and music by which the poet finds himself surrounded in his Pennine home.

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MICHAEL HASLAM was born in Bolton, Lancashire in 1947, and has lived near Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire since 1970. Widely published in the network associated with 'The Cambridge School of Poetry' in the 1960s, he founded the small press Open Township, and edited the magazine folded sheets (1985-91). In 1995, Carcanet Press published his collected poems, A Whole Bauble. Having worked as a labourer most of his life, most recently shifting self-shades (acrylic knitwear) in a textile recycling factory, "suddenly he's quit his job, and buoyed by a legacy built on his late father's practice, the labourer redreams himself the poet".

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"Michael Haslam describes his new collection as 'the second verse of The Music Laid Her Songs in Language', (Arc, 2001) of which the critic Robert Potts wrote in the Guardian: "I haven't read anything that sounds as beautiful as this for years..." "A publication of Michael Haslam is an event of some significance," wrote David Herd, former co-editor of Poetry Review. "He is a poet whose music has long been fully - wonderfully - developed... it reminds one of what poetry is capable."

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Book Description Arc Publications, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. Alune, Alune Alune, the phantom and companion of an idle gardener, his private tune a dream of this ghostess: Alune, no less an idulum than eidolon, but more: the gardener had let her grow, soft seedhead hairgrass on hard rock: the very she of natural felicity. But more alone Alune. An idle gardener spent years of afternoons observing stones behave like garden gnomes. His panes of greenhouse glass grow algal with a cracked, absent, or obscure nostalgia. They fell out. The moss roots in the frame that rots. The biggin s shot. Since she reseeded the rush pasture grass respread across the ghostbed by itself. Wilt pales the leaf. Dry off the paste. Death s misbelief transferred. Her flowers wake but have no ears. They may be deaf unlike her birds. She takes what strength of wind you heard. The title, A Sinner saved by Grace , comes from the inscription on a lonely and isolated gravestone the poet came across while walking on the moors above his home in the Calder Valley. And indeed, the whole collection is a reaffirmation of the powers of nature, language, and music by which the poet finds himself surrounded in his Pennine home. Bookseller Inventory # AAR9781904614166

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Book Description Arc Publications, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. Alune, Alune Alune, the phantom and companion of an idle gardener, his private tune a dream of this ghostess: Alune, no less an idulum than eidolon, but more: the gardener had let her grow, soft seedhead hairgrass on hard rock: the very she of natural felicity. But more alone Alune. An idle gardener spent years of afternoons observing stones behave like garden gnomes. His panes of greenhouse glass grow algal with a cracked, absent, or obscure nostalgia. They fell out. The moss roots in the frame that rots. The biggin s shot. Since she reseeded the rush pasture grass respread across the ghostbed by itself. Wilt pales the leaf. Dry off the paste. Death s misbelief transferred. Her flowers wake but have no ears. They may be deaf unlike her birds. She takes what strength of wind you heard. The title, A Sinner saved by Grace , comes from the inscription on a lonely and isolated gravestone the poet came across while walking on the moors above his home in the Calder Valley. And indeed, the whole collection is a reaffirmation of the powers of nature, language, and music by which the poet finds himself surrounded in his Pennine home. Bookseller Inventory # AAR9781904614166

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