[Ebook] ➩ The Old Road To Paradise Author Margaret Widdemer – Ebats.us

The Old Road To ParadiseExcerpt From The Old Road To Paradise PoemsWomenfolk Women Embroidery Tea Dream Death Toys Mother Prayer Three Studies For A Portrait T O A Young Girl AT A Window A Lost Comrade Departure Discovery Woman Lore The Unfound City.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.

[Ebook] ➩ The Old Road To Paradise Author Margaret Widdemer – Ebats.us
  • Paperback
  • 140 pages
  • The Old Road To Paradise
  • Margaret Widdemer
  • 23 September 2018
  • 9781331326144

    15 thoughts on “[Ebook] ➩ The Old Road To Paradise Author Margaret Widdemer – Ebats.us


  1. says:

    Margaret Widdemer September 30, 1884 July 14, 1978 in 1919 was the second recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for poetry for her collection titled The Old Road to Paradise It was an honor which she shared with Carl Sandburg s Cornhuskers As with the previous award in 1918, the award itself was made possible by a grant from The Poetry Society The collection is arranged in seven sections titled The Old Road to Paradise , The Singing Wood , Being Young , Womenfolk , People , Wistfulness , and Love Songs The Old Road to Paradise section deals with religious themes, and Margaret draws on Jeanne d Arc several times in these poems which seem to contrast faith and war to a great degree, nor should this be surprising considering that this was the period of the first World War and one can still hear the echoes of the war in poems like Next Year , Good By, My Lover , and Poem for a Picture The Singing Wood moves away from the Christian images of the first section and into mythology The Gray Magician makes me wonder if Tolkien borrowed from Widdemer, given her use of the term Middle Earth and of course the term Gray Magician itself reminds one of Gandolf Widdemer also looks to Rome and Greece for her imagery in this section, as well as creating her own images such as in Dream House Being Young not surprisingly focuses on the joys of youth as well as some of the sorrows The feeling one got hearing a train in the distance at night ...


  2. says:

    The Old Road to Paradise is, somewhat incredibly, a Pulitzer Prize winning poetry collection from a writer who was a friend of the likes of F Scott Fitzgerald, T S Eliot and Ezra Pound though clearly not any kind of peer on this pleasing enough but entirely conventional evidence The ten poems banded under the same title as the overall collection touch on the Great War, evoking the celestial armies of Charlemagne and Joan of Arc while offering prayers to God to stop the fighting The Pulitzer panel must have noticed a tour de force that a modern reader would find hard to locate amongst the simple rhyming schemes and equally simple sentiments.The subsequent sub set of poems plunder the paganism of Greece and the land of Fairy for their imagery, such as this verse from The Singing Wood Once I met a satyr, Once I was with a faun,Once I spoke with a woman o doom Spinning from dusk till dawn,Once I followed a will o the wisp Dancing along the fen .Never the sun in the Singing Wood Never a bird loud glen None of these poems are outstanding by any means, but they have a wistful charm to them that makes me wonder if this was the kind of thing Widdemer was naturally at home with.Poems gathered under the heading Womanfolk cover many female concerns, from different aspects of the mothering instinct Mother Prayer , Woman Lore through to the effects of agin...


  3. says:

    Very simple poetry Pretty straight forward Some of it is about friends going off to war and the author having to grow up Some prayers Some memories of lost loves.


  4. says:

    lyrical and sweet that you read for music, joy and smiles of knowing.


  5. says:

    There were some good quotes to be found among the lines in this book

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