A modern classic of Canadian poetry, The Grey Islands is one man s meditation on the interplay between nature and human society in the rugged setting of coastal Newfoundland.
The Grey Islands A modern classic of Canadian poetry The Grey Islands is one man s meditation on the interplay between nature and human society in the rugged setting of coastal Newfoundland
The wind. The sea. The rock. A much appreciated meditation on a place I lived for a few years.
Great free-verse with supporting prose. Perfect for reading all day by a fire in the Pacific Northwest winters.
Night on the island is full of power. In the dark the land and sea are released from the spell of logic and industry the sun’s light places upon them. The water, the trees and hills rise up. They roam and assume what shapes they wish.At one point last night I stepped out of the cabin and was startled by the gigantic glaring presence of the moon, its reflection reaching in a broad flashing path down the sea, like a river of cold light falling straight to the cabin door. I had never seen the moo [...]
Wonderful discovery - the launch of a new edition in a run down tavern in Ottawa. Brick Books putting out a new edition with Steffler and friends reading from it. I bought is and read it. Both old and new at the same time. On the one had a lone male withdrawing into nature - not so new - on the other a mix of prose, poems, census details - many voices - very modern. Loved it.
A good read.