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Reply to Oblivion: Poetry

Donald Patrick Redheffer

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Hardcover. 160 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.5in.Reply to Oblivion, Donald Patrick Redheffers new poetry collection, presents poems covering over two hundred subjects, including aging, wit, democracy, flattery, love, poetry, religion, and war. Every effort has been made to retain those forms that characterize unforgettable songs of the past. Although rhythm and rhyme are critical, meter has been manipulated for artistic impact. They aim for a place where sense and sound merge into the beautiful and true. The poetry addresses issues of the head and the heart, exploring philosophy, government, and human nature. It revisits old ideas in an effort to make them live in a way not seen before. The poets mind wanders, not knowing where it will alight. Milton and His Kind Shelley, Keats and Tennyson With voices made to last Have been replaced by charlatans Who cry - freedom from the past. Freedom from excellence Is the hallmark of their craft. Great intellects are rarely found In an artistic overdraft. The minds who might thrill The thoughtful and the wise Are seldom seen in poetry For the world has passed them by. What passes for verse Assaulting our mind Is unworthy of a race Spawning Milton and his kind. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781450233590

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Title: Reply to Oblivion: Poetry

Publisher: iUniverse

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Hardcover

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Reply to Oblivion, Donald Patrick Redheffer's new poetry collection, presents poems covering over two hundred subjects, including aging, wit, democracy, flattery, love, poetry, religion, and war. Every effort has been made to retain those forms that characterize unforgettable songs of the past. Although rhythm and rhyme are critical, meter has been manipulated for artistic impact. They aim for a place where sense and sound merge into the beautiful and true.

The poetry addresses issues of the head and the heart, exploring philosophy, government, and human nature. It revisits old ideas in an effort to make them live in a way not seen before. The poet's mind wanders, not knowing where it will alight.

Milton and His Kind

Shelley, Keats and Tennyson
With voices made to last
Have been replaced by charlatans
Who cry - freedom from the past.

Freedom from excellence
Is the hallmark of their craft.
Great intellects are rarely found
In an artistic overdraft.

The minds who might thrill
The thoughtful and the wise
Are seldom seen in poetry
For the world has passed them by.

What passes for verse
Assaulting our mind
Is unworthy of a race
Spawning Milton and his kind.

About the Author:

Donald Patrick Redheffer was born in 1935 and is a graduate of DePaul University. Although a retired teacher of mathematics, his first loves are philosophy and poetry. He is the author of Musings of a Meandering Stream and Streams of Thought. A life-long resident of Chicago, where he now resides with Joselita Velasco.

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