Review: Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery

26 Nov

Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery
Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery by John D. Clare
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Some of the poems are brilliant, and some are not very good. The collection is not bad as a whole though, considering the fact that this was his first published one and the majority of the poems were written in irksome haste during brief breaks of exhaustive labour in the fields. I bought this rare reprint of Clare’s first collection at Southwell Poetry Festival. The book and the festival have been a great introduction to John Clare, the peasant poet.

The good poems are very enjoyable and depict beautifully detailed pictures of life in the countryside with its highs and lows.

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