charts how in the wake of the invasion the Iraqi gay community became, albeit briefly, far more visible, perhaps feeling a false sense of security due to the presence of western forces stationed there.
Reading Arnold's poems collectively, we see the contours of the Victorian elegy
begin to change: it becomes more overtly public and commercial, more diverse and more local.
does not necessarily take as its primary object women's feelings, even though it adopts the requisite tone of the conventional woman poet and of the contract of elegy
Thus we see how the simplest procedure of pastoral can perform the simplest function of elegy
if the pastoral merely contains words that suggest melancholy, even if these words are not developed beyond the suggestion.
For instance, he does not include a reading of Holderlin's elegy
"Brot und Wein" yet this poem is central to Holderlin's understanding of sacramental presence and absence, a notion Cooper repeatedly thematizes.
Chapter two focuses on the relationships between elegy
and national mourning for the important dead.
is sexually candid relative to other films with big stars, but every nipple feels contractually negotiated, and even Kingsley's still-taut torso is carefully--and flatteringly--deployed.
Its poems articulate how much, how infuriatingly well elegy
misses the mark.
I remind them of my definition of an elegy
and ask them for things that they have loved or enjoyed and which are now gone.
The recording of Suk's Elegy
is a true original, since it had never been performed or recorded before--the piece is known only in the version for piano trio.
Despite their stark divergence in manner--it would be difficult to find two poets more different in their methods--these chapbooks ask to be discussed together because of their remarkably similar approach to one of poetry's oldest tasks: each of them, in ways that now embrace, now ironize or reject the conventions of the pastoral elegy
, engages in the work of mourning.
After considering the importance of the elegy
in Renaissance Latin works, the editor goes on to analyze the arrangement of the individual poems in the collection, assess Secundus's elegiac style and the sources which he drew on, and finish with a word on his humor.
Tokyo Butter is far from an elegy
or a memorial; reaching beyond traditional limitations, it seeks remnants of Deidre's life, passion, and essence in news stories, arcane tidbits of science, balloon warfare, and Internet search engines, among other places.
The verses range from regretful elegy
to lashing critiques of perpetuated injustice.
The catchiest pieces might sniff the charts: the elegantly rocking tide track Black Cadillac; the bluegrass / honky tonk rich Radio Operator; the driving elegy
Like Fugitives, the relatively poppy minor chord toggle Dreams Are Not My Home; and the N'awlins-spiced World Without Sound.