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An Anthology of Lunar Poems
Carol Ann Duffy (szerk.): To the Moon

Editing Answering ​Back, in which living poets replied to poems from the past, I was astonished to see how many of the poems, old and new, referred to the moon. I then started to keep a record of such references, and from my notebook, I see that in one morning alone I came across no fewer than nine poems, from the likes of Coleridge, Graves, Rosetti and Rowe – and it was this selection that initially inspired To the Moon.

There’s something incredibly moving, and electrifying, to read a poem from the Chinese Book of Odes, written around 500 BC, and to feel both our distance from and our closeness to the past, and the moon itself:

I climbed the hill just as the new moon showed,
I saw him coming on the southern road.
My heart lays down its load.

In collecting together poems such as these – poems that span continents and centuries – To the Moon shows what it is to be human; to love, to… (tovább)

A művek szerzői: Sappho, Tu Fu, Edmund Spenser, Philip Sidney, Ben Jonson, John Milton, Charlotte Smith, Robert Burns, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas Moore, George Gordon Noël Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Clare, Giacomo Leopardi, Edward Lear, Robert Browning, Walt Whitman, Matthew Arnold, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, Thomas Hardy, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Paul Verlaine, A. E. Housman, Jules Laforgue, William Butler Yeats, Amy Lowell, Robert Service, Robert Frost, Edward Thomas, John Freeman, David Herbert Lawrence, Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, Robinson Jeffers, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Vita Sackville-West, Archibald MacLeish, e. e. cummings, Robert Graves, Federico García Lorca, Hart Crane, W. H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, R. S. Thomas, Dylan Thomas, John Berryman, Edwin Morgan, Philip Larkin, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Carol Ann Duffy, Robert Herrick, Alice Oswald

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Picador, London, 2009
188 oldal · keménytáblás · ISBN: 9780330461313

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Dover Beach (részlet)

(…)
Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.

MATTHEW ARNOLD (1822-1888)

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Carol Ann Duffy (szerk.): To the Moon An Anthology of Lunar Poems

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A Nameless Woman

I wish to be a nameless woman
way out on a small hillside.
With gourd-vines on the roof of my cottage,
pumpkins and cucumbers in a hemp-garden,
the moon invited into my yard
over a fence made of roses,
and my arms full of stars;
the owl-hooting dark will not make me lonely.

In a village where the train never stops,
eating millet-cake soaked in a brass basin,
talking with a close friend until late at night
about the secrets of the fox-haunted mountains,
I shall be happier than a queen.

NO CH'ONMYOONG (1912-1957)
Translated y Ko Won

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Moon, Flowers, Man


I raise my cup and invite
The moon to come down from the
Sky. I hope she will accept
Me. I raise my cup and ask
The branches, heavy with flowers,
To drink with me. I wish them
Long life and promise never
To pick them. In company
With the moon and the flowers,
I get drunk, and none of us
Ever worries about good
Or bad. How many people
Can comprehend our joy? I
Have wine and moon and flowers.
Who else do I want for drinking companions?


SU TUNG-P'O (1036-1101)
Translated by Kenneth Rexroth

Carol Ann Duffy (szerk.): To the Moon An Anthology of Lunar Poems


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