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An Andrew Crozier Reader by Andrew Crozier

By Andrew Crozier

Reintroducing the poetry and prose of a outstanding poet, editor, and critic, this can be a entire number of Andrew Crozier’s paintings. A definitive anthology, it bargains perception into Crozier’s affects and praises him for championing writing excluded from the widely used canon, and for assisting to create an area for brand spanking new voices inside English poetry. Meticulous in its realization to language and exhilarating in its inventiveness and strength, Crozier’s poetry is bound to enthrall. Biographical and demanding notes and a close bibliography entire this landmark version that represents one of many crucial figures in modern British poetry.

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XCI “For verily after hardship cometh ease,” It is said in the Koran; but no one knows How and when this Word of God will reach him. The soul would like to spread its wings, Just as a lark, when morning dawns, Feels like the light in heaven’s vastness. Our daily work has its earthly weight; But if the soul looks toward the Most High, All becomes easier — cuando Dios quiere. And if patience is difficult for thee, complain not; God helps the faithful servant to carry his burden. 29 30 World Wheel XCII Every man to his word.

CXXI One day follows another, and so do the nights — We may wish that day and night would bring us something better; May time overcome our anxiety, And find us in better circumstances. But patience! Look not at what happens to thee; The Will of God is the end of the song. Thou art not guilty of what fools do — The wise man’s affairs are in the Hands of God. What thou art in God, no one can take from thee — To thee belongs His presence; to fools, their schemes. CXXII Tanzðh, tashbðh — Arab concepts: Incomparability and similitude; Consciousness of Pure Divinity and symbolism — A ray from the heavenly kingdom.

Fourth Collection CVII Enlightenment often occurs in darkness — Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita Mi ritrovai per una selva oscura — The night of the soul opens the path for thee. Ma già volgeva il mio disio e’l velle Sì come rota ch’igualmente è mossa — L’amor che muove il sole e l’altre stelle. In a dark forest ye seek a safe path — The way of love leads to the sun and stars, And after the trial comes the brightness of grace. This is Alighieri’s message: Without the forest, ye cannot venture on the Path — The ascension to the heavenly realm.

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