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The Olding Man

Alan Reynolds • Boek • paperback

  • Samenvatting
    THE OLDING MAN is a notebook with wry observations, mood swings, and notes of joy.

    Alan Reynolds, author of SOMETIMES IN BALANCE (ISBN 9789081158213) and of hundreds of poems published in printed magazines and online, applies his skill with language and his ability to translate diverse imaginings into verse to create sharp observations from a place of truth that resonates.
  • Productinformatie
    Binding : Paperback
    Distributievorm : Boek (print, druk)
    Formaat : 125mm x 200mm
    Aantal pagina's : 64
    Uitgeverij : Niet bekend
    ISBN : 9789081158268
    Datum publicatie : 05-2016
  • Inhoudsopgave
    CONTENTS
    The Olding Man Still Going Wrong
    The Olding Man Apologises for Clarity
    The Olding Men’s Real Estates
    The Olding Man as Chair Man
    Winter Report from Costa Blanca
    The Olding Man’s Retirement
    Altea Noon Springtime
    The Olding Man’s Complin Soliloquy
    Summer Dawn Patrol
    The Olding Man Burns Ashes
    The Olding Man Keeps Flying
    Ruffled Swans Sense Autumn
    The Olding Man Croons the Blues Just like a Baby
    Stone Beach Winter
    The Olding Man Experiences Congestion
    March Sunday Springtime
    The Olding Man Holds After-Dinner Court
    Summer of Pantheon Pluses
    The Olding Man in Orbit
    Autumn’s September Maybes
    The Olding Man is Guest of Honour
    Winter’s Blessed Wind Chill
    The Olding Man’s Grace Notes
    The Olding Man Reprises Hippy Moments
    The Olding Men Mark Overtime
    The Olding Man Shops Late
    Eastertide Spring
    The Olding Man Sings to His Mirror
    First Autumn Hint
    The Olding Man’s Etiolation
    Sedentary Sailing into Winter
    The Olding Man Wants for Nothing
    Springtime Near-Tree Neighbours
    The Olding Man Whistles
    The Interest End of August
    The Olding Man’s Birthday Soliloquy
    September’s End
    The Olding Man’s Sundowner Dream
    Winter Renewal
    The Olding Men Pontificate
    Non-Questions Spring Anew Each Spring
    Finely Summer
    The Olding Man Resolves
  • Reviews (10 uit 1 reviews)

    14-09-2018
    Brilliant Poetry
    A poetry book I would like highly recommend to all you poetry lovers.  Alan takes his readers on a journey from his opening poem all the way towards to the end of his book . He has a brilliant way  of writing to  hold your attention word by word , line by line, towards the ending line and to leave you with pondering thoughts  afterwards.  Sometimes  when I buy a poetry book there might be some poems I don't fancy. Well with Alan's book it's the opposite, I do like  all  the poems and a lot. Oh, and  believe me  you don't have to be old yourself "as the hills" to enjoy his book, as he states on the back cover , with wry observations, moods swings and notes of joy.  


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The Olding Man Still Going Wrong

He is old as the hills. He is fanatically bent
although his world’s gone queer.
Though becoming an ancient who some might think wise
his failure is crystal clear.

His doctor has retired and his priest has expired.
They have gone to Who knows where.
He spends his long mornings on diets and prayer
and his afternoons on beer.

His grandchildren helped him creep out for some sun.
He found their attention dear.
They left him outside and the winter was long
but it’s spring and he’s still here. ×
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