5 down: Issued up a celebrity poet, Hughes
DA again attacks one of my weak points: poetry. Poet, Hughes refers to Ted Hughes, a renowned poet who was married to Sylvia Plath when she did herself in. Then we’ve got a celebrity = a name, up a celebrity = emana, poet Hughes = Ted, giving up a celebrity poet, Hughes = emanated = issued.
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I can see we are going to have to work on your aversion to poetry, AS.
I don’t read a lot of poetry, but there are a handful of poems without which my life would be diminished. One of these is a poem I always pull out to reread at this time of year (being footy finals time): Bruce Dawes’ “Life Cycle”. You probably have heard or read it. It is very Melbourne/Victorian.
I can’t believe I can’t find this on the net. Probably something to do with that old-fashioned idea called copyright.
But seriously, for someone who obviously loves words, you are probably missing out on a lot of pleasure by not persevering a bit to find (a) poet(s) to your taste.
Of course that should be Bruce Dawe (not Dawes as suggested by my misplaced apostrophe). Life Cycle can be found in his collection Sometimes Gladness.
I think I need some kind of Idiot’s Guide to Poetry because the issue for me is I really don’t understand what’s going on. I need a guide to step me through what’s so good about a piece because I can’t see it usually.
And I’ve never heard of Bruce Dawe before. Really, I know nothing about poetry, although I do understand that I should.