The Pearl King and Other Poems

The Pearl King and Other Poems[Epub] ❥ The Pearl King and Other Poems By Catherine Greenwood – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Catherine Greenwood draws on the stories and legends which surround the development of cultured pearls by Mikimoto the fabulous Pearl King to engage a rich array of themes including the clash between Catherine Greenwood draws on the stories and King and eBook ¸ legends which surround the development of cultured pearls by Mikimoto the fabulous Pearl King to engage a rich array of themes including the clash between an The Pearl Kindle - aesthetics of refinement and nuance and mass manufacture With discerning wit and a large range of styles and voices she holds up each subject for contemplation as though it were a pearl and explores Pearl King and eBook ↠ the sometimes bizarre conseuences of an overwhelming rage for beautyAs the seal is strong and breathes air As the fish is uick and breathes water So make me a mermaid strong and uick Bless me with abalone abundant as mushrooms Oysters dropping ripe as plums into my palm Let my births keep me ashore a few days only Only for a little while let labour make me rest from √The Diving Girls' Prayer√When in other sections of the book. I don't understand some of the choices that Greenwood made with this collection The book is divided into three sections with the first The Pearl King making up the majority This section is about pearls oysters Mikimoto Kokichi who invented the process for creating cultured pearls the sea Japan and Japanese folklore Greenwood's interest in these topics is contagious but her poetry is mediocre The found poem Dear Husband Letter Mailed to a Remote Kelp Farm in Northern Hokkaido No Return Address is by far the weakest poem in the collection Although another work that borrows heavily from others her re telling of a folk story in The Crane Wife's Tale is surprisingly good In any case I feel like she was relying on dazzling the reader with exotic tales rather than writing great poems This section also includes a ton of epigraphs and is padded with several pages that contain nothing but a short uote—Google leads me to believe the author invented these proverbs some of which are very good—eg In ugly oysters the best pearls grow in plain girls good wives are waiting 27 When life hands you a bitter pill swallow a pearl of wisdom 33 and If you are lucky an oyster bears a perfect pearl a lifetime one great love 66The next two parts are completely disjointed with the rest of the book and honestly The Pearl King is a respectable 84 pages and could've been published alone I liked a couple of the poems in the last sections but they didn't seem to belong North Atlantic Drift contains eight poems and focuses on rural life in the Shetland Islands The horses sheep cows oats and wheat seem alien after being immersed in Greenwood's Japan centric poems The third section The Abacus that Counts Time is stranger still with eight poems that feature graphic subjects such as domestic violence child molestation and a man who has sex with his father's girlfriend It's obvious that Greenwood was going for shock value and honestly that isn't the part that bothers me but the lack of unity bothered me a lot especially with how focused she was on the themes in the first sectionPoems that I likedRed Tide or Gymnodinium Mikimotoi A Pearl Merchant Weighs the Relative Merit of the Natural Versus the New Cultured Half Pearl What Jewellers Call the Perle Bouton Used in Earrings and Other Flat Settings Starfish The Crane Wife's Tale Gallstones Island Mountain748 146% poems that I liked

The Pearl King and Other Poems Epub Õ Pearl King and
  • Paperback
  • 123 pages
  • The Pearl King and Other Poems
  • Catherine Greenwood
  • English
  • 06 August 2016
  • 9781894078382