Scare“The rules of ‘scare’…”
Still unrhyming enjambement, yet simpler words than in ‘Marbles’, again powerfully conveying the nostalgic days of my youth, with one of those benighted children’s games that, I now feel, grew up almost autonomously like skipping rhymes and onion songs that kids knew not whence they came but they knew them anyway.
[Yesterday, fortuitously, in my review of 'Onion Songs' I did 'shuffle' the letters in "Rasnic Tem" into 'Met in Scare'.]
EXCERPT FROM BELOW:
Tartarus Press (2013)
My previous reviews of Mark Valentine’s work: The Nightfarers – Cinnabar’s Gnosis – The Mascarons of the Late Empire & Other Studies – Null Immortalis – The Peacock Escritoire – The Master in Café Morphine – THE HA OF HA – Secret Europe — At Dusk
STAR KITES – poems & versions by Mark Valentine
His own poems and his ‘versions’ of poems by Zabel Khanjian Assatour, George Bacovia, Sergio Corazzini, Charles Cros, Florbela Espanca, Gustav Falke, Georg Heym, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Ludmila Jevsejeva, Hedwig Lachmann, Charles Leconte de Lisle, Antonio Machado, Émile Malespine, Georgo E. Maura, O.V. de L. Milosz, Jean Moréas, Fernando Pessoa, Edith Södergran, Ernst Stadler, Paul Valéry, Maria Luise Weissmann.
MY REAL TIME REVIEW OF THIS BOOK COMMENCES HERE.