Glass Wings

Glass Wings Fleur Adcock s title refers to the transparent glittering wings of some of the species bees mosquitoes dragonflies celebrated or lamented in a sequence of poems on encounters with arthropods from

  • Title: Glass Wings
  • Author: Fleur Adcock
  • ISBN: 9781852249731
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fleur Adcock s title refers to the transparent, glittering wings of some of the species bees, mosquitoes, dragonflies celebrated or lamented in a sequence of poems on encounters with arthropods, from the stick insects and crayfish of her native New Zealand to the clothes moths that infest her London house There is an elegy for the once abundant caterpillars of her EnFleur Adcock s title refers to the transparent, glittering wings of some of the species bees, mosquitoes, dragonflies celebrated or lamented in a sequence of poems on encounters with arthropods, from the stick insects and crayfish of her native New Zealand to the clothes moths that infest her London house There is an elegy for the once abundant caterpillars of her English childhood, while other sections of the book include elegies for human beings and poems based on family wills from the 16th to the 20th centuries, as well as birthday greetings for old friends and for a new great grandson.

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    1 thought on “Glass Wings”

    1. A mixed bag for me. There was one very short poem that really caught my attention ("Intestate") and I particularly liked the final section, "My Life With Arthropods", in which the poems' subject matter ranged from fleas to slaters, crab-lice to crane flies. The middle section, however, on a range of ancestor's wills, didn't - with the exception of "Intestate" - do much for me; I found it a little repetitive. For me family history bows to natural history I suppose.

    2. Wonderful the way the structure folded inwards, from the end of life to the beginning; from a fully grown woman/insect back to a child/larva. There's an intimacy here which Adcock's talent keeps poetical. Definitely a collection to have on the shelf.

    3. Oooo, pending end of natural life musings. These types of ideas and reminiscing are beginning to cross my mind in quiet moments. They're not scary, especially as Fleur always shows me the way and what's ahead. She assures me I'm normal.

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