Eid progresses from the of uestioning and segues to adulthood through
Metaphors Of Loss of loss then poems of place from Scotland to Chile to metaphor expansion of nowledge The last three sections of Reid s poetry are wisdom expressed as only a poet can and should Nearly any poem in this collection would be accessible to young adults and a good jumping off point for writing classes Good use of form meter etc Used in this manner the translations would also be useful Reid even chose to segue into the translations with two of his
Own Poems Transl Some poems Transl Some Central and South America Reid has until recently called Magazine his only permanent addressMany of the poems in Weathering arise from Reid and gauge the power of words to catch fire in an instant of realization Including tr.
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His poems were wonderfully descriptive I especially liked Oddments Omens Moments Directions
For A Map Chelseaa Map Chelsea New Hampshire Weathering Black Holes Last line of Lecturer Home is where new words are still to comeFrom The Academy I remember the thin librarian s look of hate as we left book holes in her shelves like missing teeth The O Filler MY FAVORITE and I couldn t resist doing
it to the o in meticulous A Lesson in Handwriting Horses by Pablo Neruda Poem Written in a Copy ofto the o in meticulous A Lesson in Handwriting Horses by Pablo Neruda Poem Written in a Copy of by Jorge Luis Borges To My Reader by Jorge Luis Borge. Anslations of poems by Pablo Neruda Jorge Luis Borges and Jose Emilio Pacheco Weathering displays the diverse talents of the poet the recurring preoccupations of the itinerant traveler seeking to encompass the world with word. Titlesubtitle Weathering Poems and Translations Weathering contains the poet s
from To Lighten My 1953Choices From To Lighten My
Oddments Inklings Omens Moments 1959 And Passwords 1964 Some PreviouslyInklings Omens Moments 1959 and Passwords 1964 some previously poems and in the final selections his translations of Borges Neruda and Pacheco Copyright dates go through 1977 but it is unclear if that later dates are for poems or translations though one poem is titled 1973 The book was published in
1978I Am Rating The Bookam rating the book on Reid s poems Weathering begins with reminiscent childhood wonder and journeys through life Alastair Reid began publishing poetry in the New Yorker in 1951 and has since contributed reviews translations stories and reportage as well Having lived variously in Scotland the United States Spain France Greece Switzerland.