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Virginia Leaf

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 238 Nombre de pages
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Edward Wright Haile is a poet, historian, cartographer, translator, musician (flute), carpenter, sailor, and land surveyor. As au... Lire la suite
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Edward Wright Haile is a poet, historian, cartographer, translator, musician (flute), carpenter, sailor, and land surveyor. As author and editor he has produced "Jamestown Narratives," the definitive collection of firsthand accounts of England's colony in the first decade, as well as two historical maps: "Virginia Discovered and Discribed" and "England in America;" and three books of poetry, the latest being the Jamestown 'epic,' "Where None Before Hath Stood." His translation of the "Oresteia" of Aeschylus was pronounced "a work of energy and genius" by Ladislaus Bolchazy of "The Classical Bulletin." A native Virginian born in Washington, D.C. in 1943, Ed was graduated a bachelor of music from The Catholic University in 1975. He lives with his wife, Bess, in Essex County, Virginia, and has two sons.



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The poet's foreword says he began all this on one fine day. It must have been finer than morning in an adjacent state by the looks of the result. What a sweep! What a breadth! What a memory! Who's left out here? Nobody I know. Virginia is 475 miles long but averages half that, which means here we have about one page per mile of her right across. He cautions that a reading voice with the proper pronunciation of "Hanover" and "Henrico" is advisable.


THE POLECAT PRIZE


RAN OFF ALL OTHERS





Some versifier came and sowed


many a thunderation ode.


This got the Golden Polecat Prize,


the one that draws the market flies,


awarding a chief excellence


that chases all the others hence;


puts to shame and in the shade


the Armadillo Accolade,


and that eternal charnel foist


so-called the yearly critics' choist.


It strands our thunderation moot


what's really worth a second hoot.


For some 'twill always be roast beef,


but, after that, Virginia leaf.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Virginia Leaf
Sous-titre: Ballads, Odes, Lyrics, Stanzas and Lines in Three Books
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Code EAN: 9781939930705
ISBN: 978-1-939930-70-5
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Belle Isle Books
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 238
Poids: 372g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T14mm
Année: 2016