A Woman in Green

by Wensley Willcox | Poetry |
ISBN: 1877228451 Global Overview for this book
Registered by futurecat of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 2/16/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, February 16, 2008
Picked up from the free books table outside the English Department at the University.

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Journal Entry 2 by jazz-ee2 from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, April 21, 2008
Picked up at the BookCrossing Convention 2008 in London. I love poetry and this collection looks great, can't wait to savour it!
Thanks FutureCat!

Journal Entry 3 by jazz-ee2 from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 27, 2009
I read this a while ago, evidently have not journalled it - sorry!

I loved this book, a great collection of poems by a poet I had previously not known. I did intend to make a note of poems I particularly liked, and am sorry I have passed the book on before doing so.

Popped into chucklethescot's ABC bookbox for someone else to enjoy.

Journal Entry 4 by Chucklesthescot at Paisley, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, December 03, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (12/4/2009 UTC) at Paisley, Scotland United Kingdom

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This book is going to the USA as part of the book and fridge magnet exchange. enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by Vasha from Ithaca, New York USA on Monday, December 14, 2009
SANDCASTLES

She scoops with her elbows & toes
a landscape of vague

mounds & gullies, pyramids
of wind-winnowed sand.

No indeterminate shape for him
spade into wet for a sharp-edged moat

his solid ramparts rising sheer
at the edge of the tide.

What happens next is
                                  out of his hands
he says.

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Mostly free verse; some of it seemed to me to have an effective loose rhythm and structure, but some had less rhythm, to the point of being unpoetic. There are a couple of forays into concrete poetry and prose poems. The subjects of the poems are mundane and personal; it is really hard to make memorable poetry from this combination of form and subject, especially when most of the poems are made from a description of realistic detail rather than metaphors. It certainly requires paying close attention to appreciate this kind of thing. One thing that Willcox does well is make use of contrasts and oppositions, often that between two people. I quoted the poem above because it's an example of this, and also (a rather rare thing in this collection) there's an effective match of sound and subject, with the descriptions of the two sandcastles having different sounds. Several of the poems are printed in two opposing columns.

Released 9 yrs ago (3/9/2010 UTC) at RABCK, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases

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For the International Women's Day exchange.

Journal Entry 7 by waderwoman on Saturday, March 13, 2010
Thankyou so much for this Vasha! It arrived today- so quick! I was a bit confused though as there is a postcard inside from Chucklesthescot, expressing almost the same thoughts on almost an identical card that i have enclose in your book! How spooky!

Journal Entry 8 by waderwoman at Melbourne Hall in Melbourne, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Monday, March 14, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (3/10/2011 UTC) at Melbourne Hall in Melbourne, Derbyshire United Kingdom

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If you are reading this then you have found me!
Please do a journal entry-Thanks xx

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