A rendezvous for poets who find, in poetry, a balance of forces; a conjunction of opposites; a mean between extremes.
Thanks for a mind opening introduction to Phantom. Anyone with a further interest might appreciate the review of Paterson's new collection in The Independant - http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/rain-by-don-paterson-1796030.html Also an interview with Colin Waters in The Herald - http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts-ents/book-features/don-paterson-lingers-in-the-rain-1.825492 - where Paterson talks briefly about the changes in his outlook that led up to Phantom. He mentions there his ongoing appreciation of Frost's poetry, echoes of which appear in your extracts, and mentions his 'borrowing' of Frost's direct address. My copy of Rain hasn't arrived yet but you've certainly given me something to look forward to.
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