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My Name is Bob lLy passing poetic fad that became one of the main stanchions of modern poetry To the passionateover whose sighs came back to him on every breeze all the world is ike a murmuring sea shell Allen Upward According to the introduction which is in itself a good enough reason
to pick up this slim volume few Imagist poets were in fact Imagists and they wrote few poems pick up this slim volume few Imagist poets were in fact Imagists and they wrote few poems conforming to the Imagist
manifesto but what they did share in common was being refreshingly not Victorian and the impact of their work was but what they did share in common was being refreshingly not Victorian and the impact of their work was that not many subseuent poets were Victorian either This was a good thing and SOME GREAT POETS ARE REPRESENTED IN great poets are represented in collection but their poems or to be cautious their selected material in this volume are mostly thin stuff to my mind It is in ater work and other poets that the rewards of Imagism are to be found in poets who not only discarded redundancy but also had plenty to say Still even here there are pearls to reward the patient reader of which this this poem this reader is oneIntimates D H Lawrence Don t you care for my Billy Bragg love she said bitterlyI handed her the mirror and saidPlease address these uestions to the proper personPlease make all reuests to head uartersIn all matters of emotional importanceplease approach the supreme authority direct So I handed her the mirrorAnd she would have broken it over my headbut she caught sight of her own reflectionand that held her spellbound for two secondswhile I fled I ve been intending to delve into this stuff for a while now and finally got to reading this I first became interested because I was impressed with how much better the Richard Aldington translation of Voltaire s Candide was than the Dover edition I read before It turned out that Aldington was a writer himself and in researching some of his history I found that as well as being a member of the Imagists he was married to an Imagist poet HD and so decided to read some The introduction to this book is informative and gives an objective overview of the movement its history beginnings and influence I have to say that this is really what I feel I should be reading right now It s hitting aot of the right notes for me and is giving me a better understanding of how The Imagists were the gateway to modern poetry breaking away from the florid prose and overt romanticism of the Victorian era I ike that Imagisim is a reductive form that has stripped away and simplified poetry getting to the purity of the image I can understand the flaws and criticisms eveled at the movement however The moon is mentioned freuently and there are colors mentioned in almost every single poem in this collection but that doesn t detract from my pleasure in reading them The simplified form keeps the poems from feeling dated as they almost read ike song yrics in some cases for better or worse At The Majors Daughter least it s a frame of referenceOverall The Imagists seem to have taken the necessary step of getting rid of aot of the verbal ornamentation that makes much Romantic poetry seem overly florid and pretentious or at Miss Shumway Waves a Wand least difficult to modern readers ateast this one Los imaginistas el movimiento po tico ue no sab a ue exist a y no sab a ue me gustar a tanto Pensar ue hab a un sub grupo para todos auellos ue describen po ticamente un instante una escena una imagen M s a n teniendo gigantes como Joyce Pound WCW me reafirman ue me gusta The Touch la poes a y me gusta m s no saber mucho de ellaporue de esa forma aun meogra sorpr. Of approach which means that as Peter Jones says in his invaluable Introduction ‘imagistic ideas still ie at the centre of our poetic practice’This anthology traces the complicated evolution of imagism through its poetry from the pre imagists and the period of the anthologies 1914 17 to the imagists after imagi.
REVIEW Imagist Poetry Penguin Modern ClassicsScary thought of the week rupi kaur and Different Class langeav are actually carrying on a barbarous and twisted version of the imagist poets and the principles they stood for but which is 100% simplified and doesn t aim to deliver an image in concise The Essential Good Food Guide language but a feeling in minimalist style which i kinda get but it doesn t make their poetry any Good because where s theiterary value in it A good collection and I think introduction to Imagisme Founded by Ezra Pound in the early 20th century it is a movement where the image takes priority and the poem holds a concentration of meaning as a revolt against the doughy poetry of the Textbook of Wisdom late 19th century which was apparently to flowerly for PoundIt was really nice to finally read poems from HD whom I ve been meaning to read for a while Surprisinglyoved Ford Maddox Ford s poems as well but this was probably just because they were First World War poems which is one of my interest areas William Carlos Williams however takes centre stage His anguage and influence
"Is Unparalleled The Main Problem "unparalleled The main problem that the poems the imagists published as a group cannot honestly be called to stand among the great achievements of iterature The editor s words not mineThis collection gets 2 stars because it is so repetitive and confused and dull I don t think there is a poem that does not include references to birds sunsets the moon or the over use adjectives particularly colour In the introduction too it was defined that Pound s ideas of Imagist poetry cut down the verbiage until the bare image is eft yet I had to read about 150 brutally mediocre rustly thin pages of stretched metaphors owly aboured similies without the thought or ease of talent of rhythm or rhyme despite it not being a device used in this kind of poetry althought it still was in some cases but badlyOverall I am really not ooking forward to studying this as my rant suggests because I have no idea what intelligent things there are to say about a movement of poetry that didn t Revenge (The Red Ledger last 50 years and was self acclaimed to be unoriginal The Imagists were a group of modernist poets that welliked images It s sort of a given but the way they explored it was uniue and intelligent at east as far
as the narrative tradition of western poetry went Great imagists ike Pound andthe narrative tradition of western poetry went Great imagists The City Of Heavenly Tranquillity like Pound and drew upon the traditions of eastern poetry Theooked at the haiku form and adapted it into the English Penguins Poems for Life language Pound was very familiar with the orient having travelled to China and Japan studying art anditerature for numerous years Even Edward Said would say in Orientalismthat Pound amongst other modernists was not entirely ignorant of the East Within the poetry a sense of cultural appropriation can be seen in regards to the east one free of any sense of cultural misrepresentation or degradation This form of modernism was a break from western narrative tradition an assertion of something new and this is exactly what Pound s poetry became a hybrid of eastern and western forms of representation His poetry is a product of racial encounter of west meeting east it is poetry written in English but is nevertheless adapted from traditional eastern forms as well as depicting the east within its content The strongest two examples are Fan piece for her Imperial Lord and Ts ai Chi h Pound has experimented with the haiku form hereFan piece for her Imperial Lord O fan of white silk clear as frost on the grass blade You also are aid aside The first two ines fol. Imagism was a brief complex yet influential poetic movement of the early 1900s a time of reaction against ate nineteenth century poetry which Ezra Pound one of the key imagist poets described as ‘a doughy mess of third hand Keats Wordsworth half melted umpy’ In contrast imagist poetry although riddled with conf. Low the form of the traditional 5 7 5 syllabic pattern The final ine breaks this with seven syllables no doubt the result
Of Experimentation On Pound Sexperimentation on Pound s Although a seemingly simple style such deviation were distinctive and individual Ts ai Chi h is very much the same Ts ai Chi h The petals fall in the fountain the orange coloured rose eavesTheir ochre clings to the stone Both poems
Depict Thematic References To The East As Each New Linethematic references to the east as each new ine an authentic new image as per the imagist tradition Pound s appropriation of eastern techniue becomes a new form of representation as traditional eastern techniues are written in English creating a piece of art that is in itself a product of racial and cultural encounterNot all the imagist focus on the orient but the poems I enjoyed the most in here depicted it so they are the ones I have discuss There are all manner of images in here city ife to people to other variation of the natural world but again it was Pound s work that I enjoyed the most I think I need to read a full volume of his work A brief selection of works and a broadly
sympathetic introduction to the Imagist movement including some statements of purpose by Ezra Pound F S Flint and Amy Lowellintroduction to the Imagist movement including some statements of purpose by Ezra Pound F S Flint and Amy Lowell Doolittle HD and Richard Aldingdon are key members of the group and DH Lawrence contributed to some of the anthologies they producedI owe to this book my discovery of the magnificent HD and richly enjoyed declaiming her poetry into the night The hostility between Pound and Lowell comes across as the Down to the Sea in Ships latter derailing the movement but I am sympathetic to her principles even if I agree with Jones that her poems are insipidMixed bag overallEveningTheight passesfrom ridge to ridgefrom flower to flower the hypaticas wide spreadunder the Wife by Wednesday (The Weekday Brides, lightgrow faint the petals reach inwardthe blue tips bendtoward the bluer heartand the flowers areostThe cornel buds are still whitebut shadows dartfrom the cornel roots black creeps from root to rooteach Dog Years leafcuts anothereaf on the grassshadow seeks shadowthen both Chain of Fire leafandeaf shadow are ost Even the Imagists themselves whoever they were they could never decide had an image problem with their hide bound contemporaries in Edwardian Britain a Britain suffocating in sentimental gush poetastic flubber Imagists proclaimed a new honesty in poetry honing down the verbiage to its ascetic bare bones Ezra Pounda ater force terrible described the current poetry as a doughty mess of third hand KeatsWordsworth half meltedlumpy His antidote to this mellifluous tilth was a formula which should use no superfluous word no adjective which does not reveal somethingit does not use images as ornamentsThe image itself is the speech This helpedeventually to set poetry on a course which it has followed ever sinceTSEliot was an admirer Famous names ike James Joyce DHLawrenceRichard AldingtonHilda DoolittleHD Amy Lowell all wrote under the influence of this philosophy with varying degrees of unanimity without acknowledging their membership of a formal group But my favourite imagist remains the inimitable William Carlos Williamsto whom I was introduced at Dulwich College by one JPRBirddefined as nervous as a high jumper in my first attempt at poetic satire he had told us he had been a university athletemy first English master in the autumn of 1967 The Red Wheel barrow which was an admonition to me to be concise AlasI never took the hintA brief but tantalising introduction to an apparent. Licting definitions was broadly characterized by brevity precision purity of texture and concentration of meaning as Pound stated it should ‘use no superfluous word no adjective which does not reveal something it does not use images as ornaments The image itself is the speech’ It was this freshness and directness.