HAROLD ROSEN: CHOOSE YOUR FROG
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|HAROLD ROSEN: CHOOSE YOUR FROG|
An excellent collection of nature poems, though in reflecting on his East End childhood, in which nature meant skinny dogs and eels on Hoxton Street Market, the contrast with what is usually covered by nature poetry is all the more striking.
I particularly liked HONEY BEE, in which the refusal to accept the apparent death of the creature makes for a very moving poem indeed:
Out of the lifeless body Comes the tongue thin as a hair Taking its ivalid's breakfastNature is sharply observed and the world of his childhood is effortlessly evoked, making a highly enjoyable collection.
|reviewer: John Francis Haines.|