Silence in the Snowy Fields, a Minibook Edition: Poems

Silence in the Snowy Fields, a Minibook Edition: Poems

by Robert Bly


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Wesleyan University Press is pleased to present a special miniature edition of this best-selling volume of poetry by Robert Bly. Originally published in 1962, Silence in the Snowy Fields was Bly's first book, and one of the first volumes of poetry published by Wesleyan. Silence in the Snowy Fields disarmed readers and critics with its clear-sighted intelligence and apparent simplicity. Unlike much of the academically based American poetry of its time, this poetry aimed at a kind of Eastern balance in which human beings participate in but do not dominate nature. Many still find this one of Bly's most healing books. The entire book is reproduced in this irresistable small format.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819571472
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Series: Wesleyan Poetry Series
Pages: 68
Sales rank: 669,727
Product dimensions: 2.30(w) x 3.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

ROBERT BLY is an American poet, author, activist, and leader of the Mythopoetic Men's Movement.

Table of Contents

Three Kinds of Pleasures
Return to Solitude
Waking from Sleep
Hunting Pheasants in a Cornfield
Surprised by Evening
Thinking of Wallace Stevens on the First Snowy Day in December
Sunset at a Lake
Approaching Winter
Driving toward the Lac Qui Parle River
Poem in Three Parts
Poem against the Rich
Poem against the British
Where We Must Look for Help
Remembering in Oslo the Old Picture of the Magna Carta
Summer, 1960, Minnesota
With Pale Women in Maryland
Driving through Ohio
At the Funeral of Great-aunt Mary the Ferry Across the Chesapeake Bay
A Man Writes to a Part of Himself
Driving to Town Late to Mail a Letter
Getting Up Early
A Late Spring Day in My Life
Love Poem
"Taking the Hands"
Afternoon Sleep
Images Suggested by Medieval Music
Solitude Late at Night in the Woods
Watering the Horse
In a Train
After Working
The Clear Air of October
Laziness and Silence
September Night with an Old Horse
After Drinking All Night with a Friend, We Go Out in a Boat at Dawn to See Who Can Write the Best Poem
Late at Night during a Visit of Friends
Snowfall in the Afternoon

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