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collected poems of Sidney Keyes

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Published by Routledge in London, New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited with a memoir and notes by Michael Meyer.
ContributionsMeyer, Michael Leverson.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCS 91/12026 (P)
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 140 p. :
Number of Pages140
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2109929M
ISBN 100415002184
LC Control Number88162721

Keyes most famous poem is 'War Poet' from March The poem is an interesting snapshot of how a British poet imagines the plight of the huge numbers of people in captivity, and yearns for them to stage a romantic rebellion. Whatever influences the year-old had absorbed, "Elegy" is remarkably free of imitative gestures. Even before he was an undergarduate, Sidney Keyes was something of a prodigy producing verse of a

It fuelled Larkin's bid at recognition in another decade, that might underwrite his existence. Not just surprising, but amazing in one just out of school, Sidney was acutely observant. Not without hope, but lacking present solace, The preacher know the feels of nails and grace, The singer snores; the orator's facile hands are fixed in a gesture no one understands. The young poet is a confident ally in the grandfather's defeat of "the swift departing years".

A propos handwriting, Sidney's was - is - always the finest. Keyes was, firstly, sickeningly precocious, aided by a poet schoolmaster Tom Staveley. Back in he wrote 'Elegy', about his extraordinary grandfather: April again, and it is a year again Since you walked out and slammed the door Leaving us tangled in your words. When I grow sick or mad Mock me not nor chain me: When I reach for the wind Cast me not down: Though my face is a burnt book And a wasted town.


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Quite a few years later, when Michael Meyer came to my Hampstead studio to a bundle of Sidney's letters for his book, he growled on leaving: 'but you haven't given me the one over there'. His clearly dominant character 'drives our thoughts' both like his cobs, in the brisk tempo of the second stanza, and in the ritualistic 'neither.

I had wondered why he chose the Battle of Dunbar as a subject for a poem, and overlooked the most obvious explanation -Keyes was training in Dunbar in the officer cadet training unit O.

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At the time, I resented his putting me on a pedestal, but now I am aware of his perspicacity in pinpointing one of my deep flaws in 'The Mad Lady and the Proud Collected poems of Sidney Keyes book Distracted by a pebble's size And every mountain's cringing littleness.

I am the builder whose firm walls surround A slipping land. Elegy April again, and it's a year again Since you walked out and slammed the door Leaving us tangled in your words. War Poet I am the man collected poems of Sidney Keyes book looked for peace and found My own eyes barbed.

The rhyme-scheme a,b,a,c,b,c makes for a sturdy and cohesive stanza. I am the builder whose firm walls surround A slipping land.

I admired him, and enjoyed his erudition without being remotely attracted. Its success, pooling Keyesiana, led everyone to agree on a permanent site.

I imagine I must be that 'mad lady', for in the same poem her hands 'riven into rock' is an image triggered off by a big plaster cast on a fractured hand my bicycle colliding with a lorry on my way to the Winterreise which prevented me from taking part in Sidney's play The Prisoner.

Mostly the penguins come and go, often a conclave of fur seals makes an appearance, and sometimes you can pick out human figures among the oil tanks and dead furnaces, like wanderers with nowhere left to go who wind up here, the last place on God's earth.

The following March, he left for North Africa, but was to see only a fortnight's active service. I am like a builder, who builds walls but on unstable land that is doomed to crumble. Curiously, the day Keyes was born, 27 Maywas the exact same day that the actor Christopher Lee entered the world.

Entwined in the narrative of stanzas one and two are references to the grandfather's "words". This is a revised and lengthened version. The equestrian simile turns an abstract idea into a strikingly concrete memory. Keyes was the best of them. Not just surprising, but amazing in one just out of school, Sidney was acutely observant.

Flowers Poet, British Army Officer. But he was killed in Tunisia just before his 21st birthday, in April — the month in which, the poem claims, his Grandfather Keyes had died. The directness of this ritual commands respect.

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How he would have enjoyed this disguise at a fancy dress collected poems of Sidney Keyes book but there weren't any. Deception The narrow channel they call Neptune's Bellows leads into Whaler's Bay, a lava beach collected poems of Sidney Keyes book tin cans from the fifties and big bones are leftovers with few now to disturb them along the dull fringes of Deception Island.

The boy wrote the poem in July,when he was only There was a poor bent lilac tree, which figures, or rather, is transfigured in 'May 41'. Keyes's neo-romantic stance fuelled his antipathy to the then Audenesque Larkin.In fact Sidney Keyes’ work is best explored via ‘Collected Poems’, Carcanet, Essentially the last update of the original collected works edited by Michael Meyer, an Oxford contemporary.

Biographical material has been added including two accounts of soldiers who fought with Keyes. War Poets Association page on Sidney Keyes.

Keyes was born in Dartford inthe son of an army officer. He was brought up largely by his grandfather and was educated at Dartford Grammar School, Tonbridge School and at Oxford University. He began to write poetry whilst at school, and at Oxford.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1).Including a wide variety of poems and dramatic monologues, this collection of Sidney Keyes’s work demonstrates the poet’s mastery of literature.

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Poem of the week: Elegy by Sidney Keyes

xxiv p cloth with gilt title on spine, dustjacket fresh, portrait frontispiece, the work of this poetAuthor: Sidney KEYES.