"[Robert Bly] is . . . the most recent in a line of great American transcendentalist writers."―The New York TimesWith poems ranging from the ghazal form to free verse, Talking into the Ear of a Donkey is Robert Bly's richest and most varied collection. In the title poem, Bly addresses the "donkey"―possibly poetry itself―that has carried him through a writing life of more than six decades.from "Tal...
Hardcover: 107 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (May 23, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.6 x 8.6 inches
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Bly is now in his eighties, hence these might be termed "late poems" as they often have a reflective edge. This book, however, is a good, short, introduction to his oeuvre and concerns, containing poems in many of the styles that have characterized h...
he Ear of a Donkey""What has happened to the spring,"I cry, "and our legs that were so joyfulIn the bobblings of April?" "Oh, never mindAbout all that," the donkeySays. "Just take hold of my mane, so youCan lift your lips closer to my hairy ears."